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Recasting the Past

Using Nostalgia to Create an Audience Connection By Hannah Landers “What is the charm that makes old things so sweet?” Although novelist Sarah Doudney penned this phrase in her 19th […]

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It Takes 80,000 Distinct Tastes to Build One Netflix

How Content Communities Fuel Brands By Dante Pannell Grace and Frankie, Netflix’s coming-of-aging series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, commenced its second season with a mandate to make an […]

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The Limitation of Imitation

By Kenly Craighill Adolescence: the age of bad acting. In this graceless phase of acne and braces, teenagers strategically morph into anything resembling some abstract idea of “cool.” The teenage […]

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“Do Not Pass Go”

“Conformity is…the enemy of growth.”

President John F. Kennedy wasn’t addressing business when he spoke these words, but they have more weight in today’s economy than ever. It’s been reported that America is currently undergoing a “Competition Crisis” — one that has made the economy less dynamic thanks to the dominance of major corporations. Monopolies are on the rise as mergers are happening more and more frequently, and that consolidation makes it increasingly difficult for smaller and younger firms to survive.

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Won’t You Be My … Customer?

Lessons on authenticity and connection from Mr. Rogers By Rachel Fox “It’s through relationships that we learn best and grow best.” Some lessons are evergreen. In the aftermath of the […]

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WODEN CHARGES THROUGH FIRST QUARTER 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Strategic narrative agency Woden recently completed the second-best quarter in company history. The first period of 2019 was near-record thanks in large part to the addition of three new […]

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Don’t Mail It In: Find Your Brand’s Perfect Partner

By Hannah Landers Well-read environmentalists can now wear their passion on their sleeves—literally. In a partnership with environmentally conscious retail brand Everlane, The New York Times has released an assortment […]

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The New StoryGuide™

How Client Feedback Reinvented Woden’s Signature Offering By Ed Lynes Woden is an agency that does not employ a single person with a lick of agency experience. Clients appreciate working […]

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Customers Don’t Give a Duck

In a Post Marketing Era—Experience is All That Matters. By Dante Pannell “For almost 100 years the Ducks did almost nothing but lose.” When it comes to the University of […]

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Foosball isn’t a Culture

Imitating Google’s Employee Perks are No Substitute for Purpose By Mike Dea Millennial employees: they’re killing industries by the dozens. But at least they’re getting some pretty great work perks […]

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