Having a reputation for creativity can be a major boon to your career. In fact, an Adobe/Forrester Research study showed that 82% of leaders surveyed saw a strong link between creativity and business results. If you feel your creative potential is being overlooked, it’s worth the time and effort to
Philanthropies – be it private foundations, corporate and family funders, LLC’s, or other vehicles for giving – often struggle with the same set of fundamental questions around how to best leverage resources for greater impact. Operating Archetypes, developed by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors along with members of the Theory of the
The cycle time from the small seed of an idea to successful scale has shortened dramatically. Barriers to entry have never been lower. Capital is plentiful. This may sound like the start to another technology startup story, but actually we are talking about startups in consumer packaged goods. Steve Demos,
Clarity and consistency are two of the most important factors in developing a memorable, recognised, and recommended brand. Regardless of your sector or company, if you want to brand your website, blog, and social media accounts, you must keep these two aspects in mind, particularly in terms of visual branding.
Influencer marketing is a huge industry, with companies around the world spending billions of dollars on these partnerships. But do these investments actually pay off? To quantify the ROI of influencer marketing, the authors analyzed engagement for more than 5,800 influencer posts and identified seven key variables that drive a
Many small company entrepreneurs make a critical error before they even make their first sale: they overlook the importance of business branding. It’s possible that we’ve been conditioned to believe that “brand” refers only to large corporations like McDonald’s, Apple, and Toyota. Thanks to the progress of the digital age,
Beginning in January, many company owners, entrepreneurs, and even seasoned marketers plan their marketing plans for the next year. But we’re here to tell you that you should start planning your marketing strategy for next year right now, or at least within the final three months of this year. 7
Many executives believe that all failure is bad (although it usually provides lessons) and that learning from it is pretty straightforward. The author, a professor at Harvard Business School, thinks both beliefs are misguided. In organizational life, she says, some failures are inevitable and some are even good. And successful
A customer base of one-time purchasers is a formula for disaster. Your business can only survive on short-term consumers for so long; in order to prosper, it requires lifetime customers who produce continuous sales. Winning clients’ loyalty, on the other hand, requires perseverance. It’s more than just processing orders, providing
As more companies commit to adopting CSR strategies that address environmental and social issues, it’s becoming more important than ever for these strategies to be goal-driven, ambitious yet achievable, and authentic. The author outlines six tips for companies to develop this kind of CSR strategy: Get buy-in from executives, determine
Many sustainability initiatives focus on improving the sustainability of products and operations in legacy or adjacent markets or on achieving sustainability gains by exploring new markets with a more diverse set of products. This is a variation on the classic “where to play/how to win” strategy familiar to most executives.
On the surface, it seems like there has never been a better time to start selling something that is good for the environment. Consumers, especially Millennials, are saying more and more that they want brands with a purpose and that care about the environment. In fact, a recent report showed