Happiness, Support, then Success?

It's that time for personal goals for the new year. If being happier and more successful is your motivation then it is worth considering the findings of Robert Waldinger, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development alongside those of Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage. Waldinger's study based on 75 years of observing 724 men, 'reveals' that good relationships... Continue Reading →

Behavioural insight to beat skin cancer

In a recent workshop I used the brilliant example of skin care brand Sol De Janeiro to demonstrate the value of understanding behaviour. It is an example worth sharing... Sol De Janeiro with Ogilvy Brazil created ‘Tattoo Skin Cancer Check’ to increase early detection of skin cancer - the most common type in Brazil, with a rising incidence among... Continue Reading →

Just a small Change Please

There is much to like with the new social enterprise scheme being trialled in London that gives homeless people the opportunity to staff coffee carts and earn a living wage. This not-for-profit initiative addresses a growing problem with rough sleeping in London having increased by 80 per cent since 2010. It is backed and inspired... Continue Reading →

Life Friendly Life Insurance

It is difficult to get excited about financial products, particularly 'death insurance' but with Vitality Life Insurance I can get somewhere close. Here we have a Life Insurance that is designed and communicated with insight on how to change behaviour. As Vitality recognise thinking about Life insurance is something we avoid. Without a prompt very... Continue Reading →

Digitally drive a better brand experience

A recent survey revealed 89% of brand marketers expect to compete primarily on customer experience by 2016. Despite this, delivering and differentiating customer experience remains a difficult challenge for brand leaders and managers. There is a big leap from consistent, engaging brand communication to a consistent, engaging customer experience. To achieve this you need to... Continue Reading →

What can marketers learn from Labour’s leadership election?

The UK Labour party have a new leader.  Jeremy Corbyn has achieved a major victory over Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham and Liz Kendalle. Credit and congratulations go to Corbyn who following 90 days of campaigning secured 59% of the votes from the 400,000+ who participated. The result is also a lesson in the importance of accessibility,... Continue Reading →

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