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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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Dec 18, 2019

Perversion of Values

When Company Culture is Weaponized Against Employees By Hannah Landers Thoughtful. Customer-obsessed. Iterative. Powerful. Accessible. In it together. This list of adjectives conjures a workplace of camaraderie and shared responsibility—one […]

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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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Sep 20, 2019

Picturing Politics

By Kenly Craighill That the American voter is rational—critically evaluating the policies and promises of each candidate—is an idealist’s fantasy. The mass electorate is neither informed nor rational: most voters […]

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Apr 18, 2019

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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Oct 17, 2018

Consumers Have the Best Bull$#!* Meters: Authenticity and Story in Brand Names

By Zachary Vickers Recently, Weight Watchers announced they would be known as “WW.” Armed with a new tagline, “Wellness that Works,” the 65 year-old company made a bold and strategic […]

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Jun 14, 2018

Death by Dollarita: Restaurant Chains in the Millennial Age

By Jacob Schrimpf Is it too good to be true? Dollaritas returned for the month of April at Applebee’s! Touted as the perfect way to “ring in spring and celebrate […]

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Mar 22, 2018

Collaborative Cultures Cultivate the Cheesiest Concepts

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Shows the Janitor May Be Your Next Product Leader By EM Ricchini In the years since they entered the market in 1992, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos have transcended […]

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Feb 22, 2018

Message isn’t a Binary Choice

By Hannah Landers Ladies of the world, rejoice: PepsiCo recently announced that it is creating a line of snacks just for you. No longer will women have to abstain from […]

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Jan 24, 2018

That New HQ Isn’t For You

Gilded Corporate Palaces Are the Ultimate Rejection of Customer Focus By Ed Lynes One of the nation’s most prominent tech companies is in the market for a second headquarters. They’re […]

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