According to Ad Age, Procter & Gamble Co. is increasingly looking to services to fuel its thirst for growth. “I think service is yet an untapped area for us,” Chairman-CEO Bob McDonald said. “We’re active in franchising now with Mr. Clean car washes and Tide Dry Cleaners. MDVIP [concierge physician service] is a service operation. […]
Matt Mason, is Strategy Director at Syrup and author of The Pirate’s Dilemma. I like how he says business books are big business cards. That’s sort of how I feel about AdPulp.
The graph above from Forrester indicates how much more complex brand building is today, and how deep “the brand” goes in an organization. Well beyond the CMO’s office, that’s for sure. [via What Consumes Me]
Thanks to the donation of The Grateful Dead Archive to University of California at Santa Cruz academics of all stripes, from ethnomusicologists to philosophers, sociologists to historians will begin heading to the hillside campus to pour through decades of arcane documents and other artifacts. According to The Atlantic, the biggest beneficiaries may prove to be […]
In July 2008, Sarah Lacy wrote the following words of wisdom about the importance of place to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Every center of innovation needs a cocktail of things: -wild, almost naive ambition -money -a culture of risk taking -a social scene where Valley-like serendipitous moments can happen. (You know, stuff like: Oh, hey! I […]
You Can Make Ads In Your Sleep – Radical Rebuilding of Our Organizations Is The Work That Needs Doing
Far better than a precise plan is a clear sense of direction and compelling beliefs.” – Dee Hock Dee Hock, founder and former CEO of Visa International, has some interesting ideas about chaos theory and organizational democracy. Here’s a passage from an old Fast Company article on Hock: Command-and-control organizations, Hock says, “were not only […]
American Express OPEN Forum is presenting an article on the art of sales by Dr. Susan L. Reid, a business coach and consultant for entrepreneurial women. Here are Reid’s Five Keys to Making a Sale: 1. Treat your clients with respect, dignity, interest, and care. 2. Forget about rejection. 3. Shine your light. 4. You […]