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Trust Us: We’re Evil

In Order to Be Trusted, People Must Know What You Stand For   “Don’t be evil:” It’s a pretty simple code of conduct most people could easily agree to live […]

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The Medicine of Marketing

Keep Spending More Money on Marketing That Doesn’t Deliver? That’s a Tough Pill to Swallow. By Meghan Termat For those seeking job security, it might be best to avoid the […]

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Kill Your Darlings

When Your Brand Becomes the Monster It Set Out to Destroy By Hannah Landers Music is intensely personal for each listener; it’s the soundtrack to first love, heartbreak, celebration, and […]

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Pass the Mic to the Smitten Customer

By Andrea Bullard By the time David Beckham agreed to serve as a brand ambassador for Samsung in 2012, the list of products endorsed by the soccer star had already […]

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Taking Business to Heart

By Meghan Termat “An Update from our CEO Regarding COVID-19…” It’s a ubiquitous subject line that has made people shudder throughout 2020, as messages bearing this header arrive in their […]

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The Strength in an Aspirational Brand

Throwing Weight Behind the Right Brand Message By Hannah Landers “Make yourself a gift to the world.” This is the message that fitness brand Equinox chose to broadcast to its […]

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Take ‘Em to the Promised Land

Brands can imbue pragmatic products with intrigue through storytelling that illustrates the worlds those products make possible. By Andrea Bullard On any given day, about a million Appen employees from around the […]

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The Quibi Quandary

When Strategy Doesn’t Align with Story By Hannah Landers 2020 began as another year in the Golden Age of television. It was also supposed to mark the dawn of the […]

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The Illusion of Magical Thinking

By Rachel Fox It’s been called “the most important company to come out of Silicon Valley that no one has ever heard of.” A future-focused Apple spinoff 20 years ahead […]

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Press Pause Before You Join the Cause

Brands that desire to engage with social causes must reflect on their purpose before committing to action. By Andrea Bullard Throughout June and July of 2020, outraged people flooded streets […]

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