Time to talk to a brand manager.

The assault on the US Capitol will hopefully prove to be the low point in the divisiveness of US politics and self-inflicted damage to democratic credibility. The biggest risk for 2021 identified by the Eurasia group is now vividly clear and the Democratic party's mandate to deliver a more inclusive alternative much stronger. Deservedly, the... Continue Reading →

Collaboration, a critical capability.

The rapid development of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is a case-study of effective collaboration. BioNTech has applied new ‘messenger RNA’ technology to carry instructions to human cells that trigger the immune system response for an attack by Covid-19. The resulting immune memory defends against the virus. Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci are physicians who met in... Continue Reading →

Enjoy a defiantly positive new year.

With continuing constraints and uncertainty Christmas 2020 is different. I personally want brands to recognise this and raise my spirits. Burberry is one brilliant example. Burberry's film acknowledges an exceptional 2020 that is 'raining down hard' and is defiantly positive in response. Maintaining a safe distance from conventional Christmas communication it is also very distinctive.... Continue Reading →

Listen longer, adapt faster.

I am missing the energy and interaction of a workshop in a real room. That said, I can concede that virtually delivered projects in these Covid-constrained times can prove more effective. A good example is a recent project for Unilever. Our project objective was to determine the key business model and capability developments that would... Continue Reading →

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