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Tips for Keeping Your Virtual Team Effective and Emotionally Connected

Tips for Keeping Your Virtual Team Effective and Emotionally Connected

With the advent of COVID-19 and need for social distancing, how you work with your team can be a big change for you and your company. Yet for some, it may feel no different from how the organization currently operates. Success is often dictated by how experienced you are in conducting virtual meetings. As a brand marketing […]

Top Must-dos Now for Brand Building

Top Must-dos Now for Brand Building

Brands today face major challenges. Most brand gurus will tell you the importance of building brand awareness and loyalty. But how do you do that and where do you start? What are the key factors that matter right now for a brand?

How Good is Your Innovation Story?

How Good is Your Innovation Story?

For some time now, “innovation” has been a buzz word that transcends almost every industry, with start-ups and giants alike vying for the next big breakthrough idea. Yet when it comes to rising above the hype and noise, the majority of brands, products and services fall flat on deaf ears to the indifference of saturated […]

Congratulations on David Slapping Goliath.

Congratulations on David Slapping Goliath.

For many years, the North American market share of the architectural software industry has been dominated by Autodesk, the largest software brand. GRAPHISOFT, a dominant player in Europe but a true challenger brand in the US, was looking for new and unexpected ways to disrupt this very competitive software market. Together with the GRAPHISOFT North […]

How Emotionally-branded Content Converted Software Users

How Emotionally-branded Content Converted Software Users

There are thousands of technology tools and platforms available to enable marketing and sales organizations. Nothing does a more effective job at connecting with an audience and motivating them to respond than great stories that appeal to the heart. This is not about features and benefits. This is about disrupting expectations and offering a deeper, more engaging experience with customers.

The Entertainment Industry’s Golden Rule

The Entertainment Industry’s Golden Rule

My business partner, Rio Phior, and I spent decades working in the entertainment industry, producing hundreds of the most memorable and iconic marketing campaigns for many blockbuster films, including Ghostbusters, Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List, Dances with Wolves, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Big Lebowski, and Home Alone, just to name a few.