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Why the future of your brand will be crowdsourced

February 7, 2012 Comments

Reading Time: 3 minutesFollow In a truly dramatic demonstration of the power of citizen activism, Iceland drew up its new constitution using crowdsourcing in late 2011. Following Iceland’s complete economic collapse and bankruptcy due to irresponsible banking practices, the nation was eager to use …

 

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

February 6, 2012 Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesFollow 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 …

 

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

January 30, 2012 Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesFollow 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 …

 

Why effective branding is about doing, not telling

January 26, 2012 Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesFollow 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 …

 

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

January 23, 2012 Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesFollow 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 …

 

How social technology will change your world, literally.

January 18, 2012 Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesFollow 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 …

 

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Using social media to realize his vision of economic equality

January 16, 2012 Comments

Reading Time: 3 minutesFollow In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, I’m sharing the epilogue to We First in which I reference famous words from his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech that still ring true today. Economic equality was an important part …

 

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

January 13, 2012 Comments

Reading Time: 1 minutesFollow 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 …

 

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Simon Mainwaring

Reading Time: 1 minutesSimon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, a leading brand consultancy that provides purpose-driven strategy, content, and training that empowers companies to lead business, shape culture, and better our world.

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