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The Top 10 Questions Every Brand Must Answer to Grow in 2015

September 15, 2014 Comments


Every marketer faces a dizzying array of choices in terms of strategy, tactics, and tools through which to reach their customers and inspire them to buy your products. As the media landscape becomes more fractured and the tools more varied, …

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Cultural Leadership: How to Command Attention on a Global Scale

August 20, 2014 Comments


In our latest G+ hangout, Leveraging Cultural Conversations to Build Your Brand, Community, and Impact, we spoke with Aaron Sherinian, VP of Communication and PR for the UN Foundation (and one of our fantastic speakers at our upcoming Brand Leadership …

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Live G+ Hangout: Leveraging Cultural Conversations to Build Your Brand, Community, and Impact

August 7, 2014 Comments


As society expects companies to be more responsible and demands demonstrable impact from both the private and non-profit sector alike, the smartest organizations are stepping up to lead cultural conversations and partner with other brands and leaders. If you are …

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How Brands And Consumers Build A Sustainable Future

July 31, 2014 Comments


A study by Mckinsey and the CECP, Shaping the Future: Solving Social Problems through Business Strategy,  lays out four alternatives for our future: 1. Corporations respond to expectations for greater social responsibility and government allows corporations to voluntarily meet these expectations. 2. …

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21st Century Leadership: 3 Master Strokes by Elon Musk

June 20, 2014 Comments


When Elon Musk announced last week that he would open source Tesla’s valuable intellectual property he commanded great attention across the auto industry and the private sector. Not only did he do something profoundly counterintuitive in terms of the traditional self-serving …

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The Sustainability Imperative and What It Means for the Future of Your Brand

April 24, 2014 Comments


Sustainability is an ever-evolving conversation that is becoming increasingly sophisticated in the demands it places on brands. For instance, several decades ago it was considered a competitive advantage to be called a green company, yet after more and more brands …

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How Conscious Capitalism is Driving Business and Social Change

April 1, 2014 Comments


Each year, the Conscious Capitalism Movement holds an event that provides marketing leaders with insights on how to marry purpose and profit in ways that build their business and a better world. I’m thrilled to participate in one of these …

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Steve Jobs, Virgin America, and Millennials: Key Insights from 2013

January 3, 2014 Comments


It’s always fun to review the year and see which stories resonated most. Taken together they represent a landscape of the community’s focus and what will shape 2014. Here are the Top Ten posts of 2013 from the We First …

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