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Nov 13, 2020

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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Sep 25, 2020

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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Aug 4, 2020

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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Apr 9, 2020

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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Apr 2, 2020

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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Mar 17, 2020

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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Mar 11, 2020

The Welch Legacy: Rank it, or Yank it?

By Kenly Craighill Jack Welch, the “Manager of the Century”, the “CEO of CEOs”, and General Electric superstar died on Monday, March 1, 2020. After being named the youngest-ever CEO […]

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Feb 24, 2020

Don’t Chicken Out

Following Brand Purpose Off the Beaten Path to Fast-Food Success By Hannah Landers The paradigm of American fast-food success is symbolized by the “Golden Arches.” Ubiquitous across large metropolises and […]

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Jan 20, 2020

The Sweet Smell of Story

How One Mall Retailer’s Holistic Embrace of Story Helped it Survive the Retail Apocalypse By Hannah Landers Tucked away in shopping malls across America, past fast-fashion retail chains on their […]

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Nov 6, 2019

Serving Up More Than Chicken Sandwiches

How servant leadership empowers organizations to embrace their purpose and move brands forward. By Rachel Fox It billed itself as “the discount airline.” Air Southwest Co.—now known as Southwest Airlines—launched […]

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