Strategy Articles

how to sell social media to management

You’ve taken the first steps. As a marketer, you “get” social media and understand how it can move the needle for your business. However, you still have one big challenge in front of you: management. They don’t understand social media … Read More


You often hear couples talk about saying those three little words — I love you. However, in the relationship between a brand and their customers, it’s four little words that can make all the difference in the world.


Being Fearless with Strategy

February 7, 2013

being fearless

In work, as in life, success can be elusive. Adding to matters in our hyper-connected digital culture is the fact that we are bombarded with examples of success left and right. On one hand, this is good as it provides … Read More


Ideas for Giving Thanks

November 22, 2012

It’s not too late, you know. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, in addition to your family and friends, don’t forget those that your business is most thankful for as well. Beyond your customers and community, be sure to extend thanks … Read More


The Mutant Startup

October 11, 2012

We talk a lot about ‘start-ups’ but what about legacy businesses that have rich history, people, and systems but need to strike out in a new direction? This is very similar and yet very different to start-up culture. In today’s … Read More


Each year, SXSW Interactive draws nearly 20,000 attendees from as many as 63 countries throughout the world to Austin to consume over 900 conference sessions. Given these mind-blowing statistics, it’s no surprise that SXSW is a major event in the … Read More


How to Build a Brand Blueprint

February 13, 2012

If you think about it, we’re all in the business of building brands. Whether you’re a scrappy start-up, a non-profit, or a massive corporation. Whether you’re a PR firm, an ad agency, or a digital boutique, the desired result is … Read More


If there’s a downside to the rise of social media it’s our increased ability to ‘pile on’ creative work. We all talk about the increase in connections and conversations but we forget to caution against the risk of increased negativity … Read More


Vacations allow you to recharge your batteries — both personally and professionally. On a vacation to Disney World it’s hard not to be struck by the vision and innovation of the park’s founder. If Walt Disney were alive today he’d … Read More


To be clear, this is not a political blog. This is a brand-driven blog. Political campaigns in America have been brand-driven since the days when advertising pioneer Albert Lasker advised Warren G. Harding to the modern era where Donny Deutsch … Read More


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