Cultural Fit

Become Undeniable

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Agency Growth doesn’t come from just winning a pitch. When a pitch is won, there’s something that usually matters more than anything else. The win is rarely just because of a piece of work, a plan or an impressive tech stack. The deciding factor is the totality of the entire team coming together. The choice and the agency become undeniable. I’ve lost count of how […]

Cultural Fit

Culture can be your Superpower

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How to Build Cultural Capital in a messy world As eyes stayed glued to media outlets reporting election results, one thing becomes more clear. Today people make choices through the lens of character, values and cultural filters as much as they consider issues of politics and public policy. We are voting for the who and the how […]

Cultural Fit

Sound the Call for Cultural Connection

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Strengthen Marketing Teams, Increase Cultural Capital Cultural Capital is the emerging frontier of competitive advantage. Brands need it more than ever. Increasing cultural capital starts with building influential connections through the company’s teams of marketing resources. The brand teams, creative agencies and digital marketing suppliers who work closely together to make sure the brand shows […]

Agency Search

Elephant Theory

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Three elephants walk into a bar… It sounds like the start of a joke, but there is nothing funny about the impact that a few elephants can have on the retail landscape. While there are many, let’s start with the three named Google, Amazon and Walmart. Here’s the Punch… Google can put Amazon out of business. Amazon […]

Agency Search

Growing Inside Out

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Where does Growth Come from? Everyone wants to grow, especially during times like these. Most brands have ambition. Many have growth plans. Business owners and marketers understand the sweat equity and grit it takes.  So with all that intention, and despite what people showcase about their efforts, why is real growth so rare? It can’t be that people are […]

Cultural Fit

B2B Marketing Needs More Heart

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B2B Marketing

Consider marketing programs that are working. Often their advertising campaigns are designed to appeal to the head and the heart to move the target market to take action. They communicate a brand value proposition that fulfills both the rational and emotional needs. After all, people don’t buy chocolates on Valentine’s Day simply to satisfy hunger. […]

Agency Search

Determine Cultural Fit – 3 Steps for CMOs

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Marketing leaders focused on digital transformation need to find creative agencies and media partners that can anticipate what opportunities exist, and then partner together to get the job done. Cultural fit is key! The holy grail for CMOs is high performance teams with well-choreographed movements among agencies, brand partners and their own people. Their job […]

Marketing and Advertising

It’s a Jungle Out There: Rethink Social Marketing Team Practices in 2017

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Social Marketing

Today’s marketers want to attain omni-channel consumer engagement. But with evolving platforms, technologies and social strategies – it’s a jungle out there. Larger organizations discuss centralized vs decentralized team design and in-sourcing vs outsourcing options. In smaller, growing companies leaders seek more hands on deck to improve how they manage their brand messaging across social […]

Organizational Culture

Unpacking the Win

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EQ Agency Search

Usually there is only one winner. Marketing leaders make agency-hire decisions based on a very rationale selection process, yet the final it’s-time-to-pick-the-winner conversation is steeped in a lot of feel-good sentiments. All things being vetted, scoped and priced, the client will choose the agency that they feel “gets us better than anyone else”. In three […]