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  • Marketing Alert: Clever Is Out, Smart Is In
    Marketing today is changing by the minute, with many marketers genuinely struggling to keep up. Like it or not, we're all operating in a hyper-connected marketplace in which the balance ...
  • Portfolio Power: Unlocking The Potential Of CSR Brand Management
    Everybody knows that in today's rapidly evolving landscape, what brands stand for matters more than ever. The vast majority of people expect companies to go way beyond just selling products ...
  • One Thing That Really Matters For 2014: Closing The CSR Gap
    It's that time of year again-when Top 10 Trend lists suddenly appear like lights on a tree (so far I've counted dozens, including Tech Trends, Green Marketing Social Media Trends, ...
  • The Worst Of Times, The Best Of Times: Brand Building, CSR And Disaster Response
    As we head down the home stretch of the 2013 hurricane season (remember last year's late-season surprise, Sandy?), and with California wildfires and Colorado flooding still impacting communities, there's no ...
  • Tapping The Power Of Impact Thinking
    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is seemingly everywhere these days - in the media, on store shelves, in classrooms, even on Wall Street, where impact investing continues to gather interest and ...
  • Proving Your Purpose: Doing Good Vs. Just Sounding Good
    Cause-focused marketing is virtually everywhere. Consumers are inundated with brand messages promising positive societal impact across all consumer touchpoints, from print and TV (remember those heart-stirring cause-focused Jeep and Dodge ...
  • 5 Key Anti-Trends For 2013
    Critical things you should have paid attention to in 2012 (but probably didn't). ...
  • Why Pepsi Canned The Refresh Project
    After years of attention, interest and fanfare, earlier this year Pepsi let its much-vaunted social impact initiative, the Pepsi Refresh Project, quietly fizzle away. Today, if you try to find ...
  • Chief Change Officers: How Activist CEOs Are Driving Increased Social Impact
    There's something radical going on in the C-suite lately. Business leaders are acting in bold ways-showing increased impatience with the status quo and taking action against pressing societal issues. This ...
  • Today's Brand-Building Tools: Purpose And A Commitment to Cause
    Radical transparency and vocal consumers-powered by social media-are rewriting the rules of marketing every day. Brands are being forced to be more agile, with marketers scrambling to keep up with ...
  • The Evolution Of Impact: Expanding Social Commitment To Drive Brand Advantage
    I recently spoke on a panel about cause marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, where an MBA candidate asked a simple but fundamental question: "Who is driving cause in ...