This article was originally featured in SmartCompany, September 2020. In the recently released Annual CMO Spend Survey for 2020 conducted by Gartner, a leading research and insights advisory, over 400 marketers across the globe were surveyed in order to get a handle on their expectations for the future, and their predicted changes in marketing spend […]
Not all new ideas need a new brand. How to think strategically about introducing innovation into a brand portfolio to best further objectives and vision. This article originally featured on Entrepreneur, June 2021. One of the most common challenges I see clients wrestling with — from solopreneurs to established businesses — is how to structure […]
How to identify if your brand values are still guiding your business and how to recalibrate if they’re not. This article originally featured on Entrepreneur, October 2020. If the events of 2020 alone have taught us anything, it’s that businesses can no longer ignore their greater impact on the world and the role they play […]
It’s a topic that’s getting more traction as more people become more conscious about the way we consume, create and feel about the way we’re marketed and sold to. It’s also gaining more traction as the boiler plate on social issues starts to spill over. There’s an urgency to addressing these issues because we see […]
Let me preface this by saying, this is an educational exercise and these are my opinions, it’s meant to be fun and a way to demonstrate what a brand is made up of that isn’t actually a logo. So, I’m not going to talk about logos or design in these case studies. Instead, I’m going […]
None of us operate our businesses in a vacuum. We’re living in a time when the world is breaking – it’s crying out for us to change our ways urgently. But are we really listening? Or are we too busy looking for the usual economic life rafts to pull us out of the recession while […]
An external analysis takes stock of the environment your brand is operating in. In this blog, I introduce the strategic management tool called a PESTLE analysis, which helps you break influences down into different areas to identify potential consequences for your business.