“Away” Luggage – When Millennial Brands Go Toxic

Successful brands combine both tangible and intangible qualities to evoke deep associations that engender loyalty among consumers. Among the most important intangible qualities are the people behind the brands and organizations we love most. These creators and keepers of the culture align the organization around...

Supporting A Brand During M&A – A How-To Guide

Essential Brand Stewardship During M & A Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity has accelerated for the last several years, supported by an unprecedented economic rebound in the US. M&A activity continues to drive forward new companies and combinations of previously existing ones, necessitating concerted effort...

New Year’s Resolutions For Brands – 2020

Just like for their human stewards, the start of a new year (and decade!) provides a propitious promontory for brands to reflect back and evaluate all they’ve accomplished – and envision how they’d want the following year to look. What were some of the biggest...

Watching Communication Change – 1920s vs. 2020s

One of the most striking facets of the debacle of WeWork’s failed IPO and its pre-Thanksgiving set of layoffs is how very public the raw news has spread. Of course, people pay attention to a company with such a meteoric rise and there may as...

1920s vs. 2020s – A Happy 100 Years to These Brands

Brands come and go, some as ephemeral and fleeting as a quickly-glimpsed subway ad, others as durable and long-lasting as the classic Coca-Cola logo. What was once the height of fashion can quickly fall to the discount-rack of abandonment. But there are some brands that...

Looking Back in Time: the 1920s vs. the 2020s

The end of a decade inevitably elicits a thoughtful analysis of the previous 10 years. What were the defining cultural phenomena of the decade? What inventions have helped us evolve? How should we view ourselves as a society now? While every decade has its remarkable...

Remote Working as a Cultural Phenomenon

Remote working is now an established cultural phenomenon. From a societal and organizational point of view, a successful remote working policy must be a cultural imperative at an organization, with an intentionality behind it that strives to mitigate factors that weaken remote-worker success, such as...