All posts in Strategy

  • Want to Succeed? Learn to Surf.
    March 14, 2013, No comments

     If I had to come up with one killer marketing skill you need in order to succeed in our rapidly-changing, technology-fueled, information-overloaded world, it would be the ability to surf. […]

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    The Problem with Fast, Cheap and Easy
    February 22, 2013, No comments

    Technology is fueling a democratization of design, giving ordinary people the power to create with speed and ease. That’s not all good news. Especially among nonprofits. Click here to read […]

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    How a Tribe Can Help You Thrive
    January 16, 2013, No comments

    Successful brands that stand out don’t have customers. They have fans. Members. Ambassadors. Tribes. Creating a loyal group of supporters who actively engage with your organization, promote your company or […]

  • Is Your Organization Boring?
    January 8, 2013, No comments

    Most people don’t really want to be boring. But some people are. You might be one of them. You might be aware of this, but just not sure how to […]

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    Purpose is Brand’s New Buzzword
    November 19, 2012, No comments

      If you are a benefit corporation, a socially responsible business or a nonprofit, your purpose is much of what sets you apart. But as you are probably aware, you […]

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    GOOD JOB: Umpqua Bank
    November 7, 2012, No comments

    Way back in 2006, the New York Times featured one organization’s unique approach to banking. Since then, Umpqua Bank has continued to grow and thrive throughout the Pacific Northwest because […]

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    5 Quick Questions for Your Content
    October 23, 2012, No comments

    Five years ago, we just thought we were overloaded by information. With the explosion of social networking, blogging, user generated media and sophisticated inbound marketing campaigns, the web is awash […]