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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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3 Reasons Why Vine Will Be Part of the Future of Social Marketing

March 13, 2014 Comments


Vine was launched way back in January of 2013, and since then its popularity has exploded across the social world. By April it had become the most downloaded app in the iOS store. What started as a fun and exciting …

Posted in MEDIA, Social Networking, Twitter, Viral | 5 Comments

 

Why caring is now the key to your brand’s success

February 6, 2012 Comments


No book could be more important or timely than Who Cares Wins by David Jones of Havas.  There is a growing awareness that the business revolution brought about by social media is bringing with it an equally transformation in the …

Posted in Advertising, Books, Brands, Capitalism, Causes, Community, Consumers, Economy, Facebook, Future, GENERAL, Globalization, Leadership, Optimism, Purpose, Social Entrepreneurship, Social media, Social Networking, Technology, Thought leadership, Values, Viral | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

 

Thanks to you the We First Social Branding Seminar is sold out

January 30, 2012 Comments


On Wednesday, the first We First Social Branding Seminar begins. Our team has prepared an event that we believe will be truly unique and valuable to the success of the brands that are coming. But that would not have been …

Posted in Advertising, Books, Brands, Causes, Community, Conferences, CSR, Economy, Facebook, Future, GENERAL, Leadership, Non-profits, Optimism, Philanthropy, Purpose, Social Entrepreneurship, Social media, Social Networking, Thought leadership, Values, We First | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

 

Why effective branding is about doing, not telling

January 26, 2012 Comments


I had the pleasure of speaking at the San Diego Ad Club last week after Dan Burrier, the Chief Innovation Officer at Ogilvy and my former boss on the Motorola account. Not only is Dan a friend and someone I greatly admire, but he said …

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What’s the real value of the We First Social Branding Seminar?

January 23, 2012 Comments


We’re now in the final week of registration for the We First Social Branding Seminar and I wanted to share some thoughts as to its real value to your business. There are so many conferences and training events to choose from, …

Posted in Advertising, Brands, Capitalism, Causes, Community, Conferences, Consumers, Creativity, Economy, Facebook, Future, GENERAL, Leadership, Mobile, Non-profits, Optimism, Philanthropy, Purpose, Social Entrepreneurship, Social media, Social Networking, Technology, Thought leadership, Twitter, Values, Viral, We First | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

 

How social technology will change your world, literally.

January 18, 2012 Comments


I wanted to share this video with you that features David Kirkpatrick, the author of The Facebook Effect, talking about the impact of social tools and technology on the way consumers and citizens around the world are demanding change. He does …

Posted in Causes, Community, Consumers, Economy, Facebook, Future, GENERAL, Globalization, Government, Leadership, Mobile, Non-profits, Optimism, Philanthropy, Purpose, Social Entrepreneurship, Social media, Social Networking, Technology, Thought leadership, Twitter, Values | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

 

This week in social media: Google+, citizen activism and the future of journalism

January 13, 2012 Comments


Last week I had the pleasure of joining other guests on This Week in Social Media with host, Robert Tercek. As always, it was a lively discussion ranging from the rise of Google+, to citizen and consumer activism, to the future …

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