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6 Steps to Unlocking Employee Passion and Propelling Your Social Purpose

April 8, 2014 Comments


In Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, Wharton Professor Adam Grant examines the correlation between personal contribution and professional productivity within large organizations. In doing so, Grant examines an issue at the heart of the future of business: …

Posted in Causes, Optimism, Purpose, Thought leadership, Values | 2 Comments

 

Inside charity: water’s Powerful Video Strategy

January 29, 2014 Comments


Paull Young, Director of Digital for charity: water, was one of our fantastic 2013 speakers at the annual We First Brand Leadership Summit. In a nutshell, charity: water is a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring clean and safe …

Posted in Brands, Causes, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Purpose, Thought leadership, Videos | 1 Comment

 

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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Pre-register for the 2014 Brand Leadership Summit and Receive a Free Branding Blueprint Kit

December 27, 2013 Comments


It’s official: Pre-registration is now open for the 2014 We First Brand Leadership Summit which will be held Oct 7-8 in Beverly Hills at the beautiful SLS Hotel. And to celebrate the end of a fantastic 2013, we have a …

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When big brands stumble: Starbucks and Toyota on hyper-transparency

October 4, 2013 Comments


Bring up the topic of failure, and most people steer the conversation back to success. But not Starbucks environmental impact director Jim Hanna, who challenged corporations and nonprofits to be “hyper-transparent” about their social impact in a speech at the We …

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The Fastest Way to Kill Your brand: Inauthenticity

September 4, 2013 Comments


It’s never been easier for large corporations to kill their brands quickly. Emboldened by examples as far ranging as Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street and Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks – and armed with connective technology that allows them to communicate and organize themselves in unprecedented …

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Live G+ Hangout: Mastering the Methods, Metrics, and Madness of CSR

September 4, 2013 Comments


With companies of all types facing a perfect storm of social tech, social crises, and customer activism, there’s no question that how quickly your company responds to these challenges will determine whether you survive or lead the future. But how can your …

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CMO vs. CSO: 8 Steps to Bridge the Divide That Could Undo Your Business

July 10, 2013 Comments


It’s heartening to see so many large corporations, both B2B and B2C, intensifying sustainability efforts across how they source and manufacture their products, manage their business and employees, and market their brands’ success. Yet as long as marketing and sustainability …

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