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How to disrupt your own brand or business | Marketing Magazine

<b>Dr Ken Hudson shares eight pieces of advice on being disruptive – to yourself.</b><p>Brad Jakeman, the president of global beverages group PepsiCo says:<p>‘I …

Innovation

8 Tech Trends to Watch in 2016

More than once you’ve probably looked at some new digital or technological development and asked yourself, “How did we miss that?”<p>In order to chart the best way forward, you must understand emerging trends: what they are, what they aren’t, and how they operate. Such trends are more than shiny …

Sling TV

3 Things the Most Creative Leaders Do

Over the past three decades at IDEO, I’ve worked with some of the most innovative companies in the world and seen a lot of creative leaders in action. I’ve paid attention to how the best of them operate — how they nurture creativity all around them — and I’ve noticed three things:<p><b>They build core</b> …

Design

How to Succeed with a Kid Boss (or Just Be One)

The dynamics of authority in an office — figuring out how to be a boss or dealing with your own boss — are tricky enough without throwing age into the mix. How does it feel to have a manager who's younger than you are? Or to manage someone who's older than your parents?<p>Peter Cappelli, professor of …

How Introverts Can Make the Most of Conferences

For introverts, attending a conference can feel exhausting. But if you avoid conferences — or just avoid talking to anyone while attending them — it can hurt your career and your business. The good news is that you don’t have to go against the grain of your own personality to get value from …

Public Speaking

How Understanding Disruption Helps Strategists

Through the past 15 years my colleagues and I have wrestled with disruption in many contexts. That’s no surprise, since Clayton Christensen co-founded our company in 2000, five years after his <i>Harvard Business Review</i> article with Joseph L. Bower “Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave” …

Innovation

Using Supply Chains to Grow Your Business

Until a few years ago Steve Cronce’s Raphael Industries did $1 million dollars a year of specialized industrial painting for customers within driving distance of their plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One of them happened to be GE Healthcare, which sent Raphael “dead” X-Ray tube parts for re-coating …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

If CEOs Care About the Long Term, Why Don’t They Talk About It?

CEOs are increasingly frustrated by the short-term orientation of investors. They say markets underappreciate long-term investments and ignore issues like employee and customer welfare, while pressuring companies to make decisions that maximize short-term earnings and stock prices. CEOs are perhaps …

CEOs

8 Key Marketing Trends for 2016

Although the most significant time of the year—the holiday shopping season—has yet to arrive, it’s not too soon to safely say that for digital …

Top Trends in Building the NextGen Portals #spsottawa

How employees use technology outside of work says a lot about the possibilities to bring smart tools inside the organization. As you look at bringing together social and gamification features, what are the future trends in the Intranet and Extranet portals that are leading to bigger disruptions in …

Knowing When to Reinvent

No business survives over the long term without reinventing itself. But knowing when to undertake deliberate strategic transformation—when to change a company’s core products or business model—may be the hardest decision a leader faces. This kind of change requires overcoming big obstacles: …

Innovation

What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong.<p>I did everything I was taught to do: I created a list of the top 20 companies I wanted to work for, I customized my résumé for each …

Employment

A Better Way to Calculate the ROI of Your Marketing Investment

Traditionally, marketers calculate the ROI of a marketing investment by measuring how much sales increased in its aftermath. This is a blunt metric: maybe the consumer had a different interaction with the brand that influenced them. Or maybe they had an intrinsic preference for the brand and would …

Marketing

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Emotional Intelligence

The Chinese middle class’ rising desire for ‘clean and green’ Australian products | Marketing Magazine

<b>Australian brands are taking advantage of China’s growth by marketing products to the growing Chinese middle class, writes Dave Sutherland.</b><p>China’s …

Map your B2B content marketing plans in five easy steps | Marketing Magazine

<b>Will Griffith shares five steps towards generating a useful content marketing strategy that makes the most of your resources.</b><p>The growth of digital …

Why Customer Gratitude Trumps Loyalty

Brands want loyal customers. They buy more, pay more, and refer more. But research shows that loyalty is in decline. Consumers are considering more brands and switching providers more frequently than ever before.<p>So what can marketers do with their loyalty programs to earn greater trust, commitment …

Customer Experience

Competing on Customer Journeys

The explosion of digital technologies over the past decade has created “empowered” consumers so expert in their use of tools and information that they can call the shots, hunting down what they want when they want it and getting it delivered to their doorsteps at a rock-bottom price. In response, …

Customer Experience

Articles about hands renovation makes cramped city kitchen wheelchair accessible on Dwell.com - Dwell

A renovation in Boston helps bring a family together—at home and in the kitchen.<p>If a house is a machine for living, an occasional system update is necessary.<p>For their lakeside retreat in northwestern Michigan, Keith and Mary Campbell renovated a 1970s ranch house to include a spacious...<p>White has …

Kitchens

How To Say “This Is Crap” In Different Cultures

I had been holed up for six hours in a dark conference room with 12 managers. It was a group-coaching day and each executive had 30 minutes to describe in detail a cross-cultural challenge she was experiencing at work and to get feedback and suggestions from the others at the table.<p>It was Willem’s …

Why Big Companies Struggle to Market Online

<i>Kenneth Andersson FOR HBR</i><p>For all their rhetoric about a digital future, established firms in most industries still sell mainly through traditional channels, while newcomers seize the virtual territory. Take retail: Walmart sells more than $1 billion a day through its stores but online it sells one …

Innovation

The new science of commerce marketing | Marketing Magazine

<b>Shannon Ingrey shares a new way to think about commerce marketing now that it’s a quantitative science.</b><p>In the past, marketing was all about …

Marketing

How Pantone Became The Definitive Language Of Color

Pantone is more than a color language for designers—it’s grown into a global design force. But is that good?<p>A few minutes into the <i>Wizard of Oz</i>, Dorothy opens her eyes and surveys the Technicolor world around her. Dorothy follows the Yellow Brick Road, she arrives at the Emerald City, and she clicks …

Graphic Design

Hot Off the Runway: Women's Fashion Trends for Fall

If you want to be on the cutting edge of fashion for fall, don't look to shop windows, look to the future! As I often tell my clients, if you see it in stores, it's already out, which is why I keep an eye on global trend forecasts. This week at MAGIC, the semiannual fashion trade show in Las Vegas, …