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Rick Ridgeway, VP of Environmental Initiatives at Patagonia on Strategic Brand Storytelling

September 30, 2014 Comments


There is perhaps no more an inspiring leader of the environmental movement than Rick Ridgeway of Patagonia. In his capacity as the VP of Environmental Affairs, he has been charged with implementing the company’s core mission that reads—‘build the best …

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Signposts From Big Brands: How to Rapidly Build Your Company in 2015

September 24, 2014 Comments


The web, social media, and smart phones have created a media landscape that is more fractured than ever. At the same time, they have facilitated a dialogue between companies and consumers that has led to new demands for authenticity, transparency, …

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Purposeful Storytelling Now Table Stakes For Brands

September 23, 2014 Comments


Originally published in CMO.com As the drivers of brand reputation expand beyond marketing to include supply chain, employee wellness and engagement, and the impact on both local communities and the planet at large, companies are on the hook to reframe …

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Chris Crummey, World Wide Executive Director of Sales – Social Business, IBM, to speak at the We First Summit

September 18, 2014 Comments


There is no name more synonymous with social business than IBM and we are extremely fortunate that Chris Crummey will be sharing his expertise at the We First Brand Leadership Summit on Oct 7-8th in Los Angeles. Chris leads a …

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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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Marc Mathieu, SVP of Marketing at Unilever: Keynote Speaker at 2014 We First Brand Leadership Summit­­

September 12, 2014 Comments


We are so excited this year that Marc Mathieu of Unilever can open the presentations at the We First Summit at the SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills, on October 7-8 in Beverly Hills. Marc is responsible for the development of Unilever’s …

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Announcing the final speaker line-up at the 2014 We First Brand Leadership Summit

September 10, 2014 Comments


Announcing the final speaker line-up at the 2014 We First Brand Leadership Summit – join us to build your social marketing plan for 2015 together. Getting your social marketing right is no easy task with technology and consumer behavior changing …

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How Nestlé Combined Purpose and Product to Win at Social Marketing

September 4, 2014 Comments


Nestlé India recently released a rap video featuring none other than animated super babies extolling the virtues of breastfeeding. This charming video has already captured almost 2 million views on YouTube and each of the individual characters takes on a …

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