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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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The Game of Continued Connections

Aligning Innovative Product Extensions With Story By Dante Pannell Who could have predicted that a cheese-flavored lip balm wouldn’t completely take over the world? The origin story of Cheetos is […]

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Just Like Being There

Removing Barriers Between Storyteller and Audience By Dante Pannell In the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, “All the men are strong, all the women are good looking, and all the […]

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A Persona That’s More Than Skin Deep

Teen Vogue Went Beyond Demographics to Build a Buyer Persona That Sparked its Renaissance   By Julia Aspen On January 27, 2017, 470,000 people joined The Women’s March on Washington. […]

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Narrow Focus, Broad Impact

By Rachel Fox Anthony Bakker was working as a banker in New York when he answered a help wanted ad: the Nightingale-Bamford School needed someone to implement a computerized system […]

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Under Pressure

Why Smart Decisions Require Story-Driven Precision By Hannah Landers Whether they were calling, texting, or playing snake, if someone had a cell phone in their hands during the late 1990s […]

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Snow Days and Paradigm Shifts

Why Some Crises Pass—And Others Define the Future By Ed Lynes Over 36 hours in early February 1978, New England was buried underneath more than 27 inches of snow in […]

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

No, Every Company Is Not a Tech Company By Hannah Landers What do a coworking space, a dog-walking service, vitamin delivery subscriptions, a ridesharing service, and a fast-casual, salad-slinging restaurant […]

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