There’s an old joke that the risk of a child being injured increases in direct proportion to the number of adults present. Whether there’s any truth to it or not, the point is that, when no one has designated any individual with having primary responsibility, nobody takes responsibility. I think that’s a great analogy to …

As the conversation about Gen Z – aged 20 and younger – grows, it is clear that while in some ways they deepen Millennial trends, in others they are quite different. This is particularly the case with the guys who have completely turned what we thought we knew about them on its head. Millennial guys, …

The importance of building relationships with key influencers is well recognised by today’s marketing pros, with around 84% preparing to launch influencer campaigns within the next 12 months – but who exactly are they in B2B? We’re not just talking YouTube and Instagram superstars. who have the knack of grabbing attention, these people are trusted …

Organizations are under growing pressure to protect themselves and their customers’ private data from an ever-growing threat landscape. As news of data breach after data breach continue to roll in, consumers’ trust in organizations to protect their data is at an all-time low. According to a recent survey by Consumer Reports, 70% of Americans lack …

We’ve all heard about disruption. After all, it’s now been used to death. Recently, I’ve been thinking about the D word and how we make our brands last the test of time; how we make them Futureproof. It’s a challenging thought; and one that is arguably impossible. After all, how do we know what’s coming …

In my opinion, a good organisational culture creates an atmosphere for your staff to give you the best of their abilities. In other cases, because they believe so much in the common cause they’re willing to give you better than their best. Most organisations feel that this is fulfilled through indoctrination, forcing all staff members …

If you’ve noticed that more and more companies are starting to refer to their employees as ‘owners,’ you may wonder why this trend has taken off. In 2016, it was reported that nearly 10,000 companies in the US had become substantially or wholly employee-owned. This switch has been cited for the amazing positive effect it’s …

In today’s marketing landscape, you cannot overlook digital and social media – in fact, it should encompass a huge part of your overall business strategy. From individual consumers to global companies, everyone is online, and that means it’s the ideal place to connect with your audience. Crafting an effective digital marketing strategy can be a …

Statistically speaking, we have a one one-hundredth-thousandth of one percent chance of dying in an airplane crash. That’s odds of less than 1 in 11 million. There is a simple reason for this, and it has been the aviation industry’s insistence on recording everything and learning from every single tiny aspect of everything a plane …

You’ve likely heard about virtual and augmented Reality, but do we truly know how they will be used in business? As these technologies evolve, more and more enterprise applications will very quickly become mainstream. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are getting more attention lately, thanks to the launch of new smartphones making the …

Disruption is not for the faint-hearted in business. It involves changing consumer behaviours and industry practices, and totally transforming your category and the brand experience. To understand how organisations and brands achieve this, it’s worth focusing on the DNA of what makes up a disruptive organisation. This breaks down into four main areas embracing the …

The BELL RINGS for the 15th and final round. They look like they’ve been in a war these two.  Apollo feints and Rocky falls for it.  The Champion unleashes a lethal blow to the side of the head that jolts Rocky’s mouthpiece into the second row… Rocky sags against the ropes in a crucified position… …

In today’s hyperconnected sharing culture, social media is an inescapable and essential channel for your brand. How you interact with customers on social is crucial to providing a relevant and meaningful customer experience. But be prepared… your efforts need to be well thought through. Social media offers all the promise of direct access to consumers, …

In the age of digital transformation, brands are fighting hard to remain relevant. Key modelers, like Netflix, Hulu and HBO, continue to challenge the way their customers consume media, while some other companies fall short of retaining interest. What key imperatives, then, will drive the media brands of the future? Let’s breakdown the five best …

New Markets, New Issues In a little over two decades, Amazon has gone from online bookseller start-up to global e-commerce giant, with hundreds of millions of active product listings on its marketplace at any one time. While it has largely managed to evade the counterfeits stigma attached to some of its rivals, including Alibaba and …

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