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It’s Not Just Businesses That Need Change Management — You Do Too

It’s Not Just Businesses That Need Change Management — You Do Too

  This article by Michael Pollock first appeared in forbes.com The rapid changes in media, distribution techniques, platforms and fickle consumer tastes have put the marketing communications hiring market into a state of turmoil. Companies want to hire leaders who are proven and experienced in…

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Empathy, experience, AI and the future of advertising

Empathy, experience, AI and the future of advertising

Part three: yet more from Northside Innovation Festival   Can empathy be automated? Hello Alfred is a butler service that we were told is thoroughly systematized, from the face-to-face IRL home visit when a client signs up – to the handwritten notes left by the…

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Startups, pitches, launches and no more sushi

Startups, pitches, launches and no more sushi

Here’s part 2: more of what I learned at Northside Innovation Festival Uh oh. Your pitch is too good Investors told us that incubators and the like have gotten so good at helping startups polish their pitches that they are all becoming indistinguishably great. They…

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Influencers, Brands and Snapchat

Influencers, Brands and Snapchat

The two day Northside Innovation Festival is a tremendous deluge of overlapping panels that takes place in a bunch of great venues including the Wythe Hotel, The Brooklyn Brewery and Kinfolk 94. And all within three minutes of my office. So perfect! I sat in…

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Is your career ladder leaning against the wrong wall?

Is your career ladder leaning against the wrong wall?

Article first published on Forbes.com When we are immersed in the task at hand — jamming for a deadline, perhaps in the weeds of some brand’s positioning or designing a wonderful, immersive experience for a product that plays no part in our own lives —…

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Change: incessant revolution, and silos of creative specialty

Change: incessant revolution, and silos of creative specialty

Should we fear change? Change is hard – but designing change can be fun. Organizational change or transition is particularly hard, and its success is rooted firmly on having a coherent and collaborative management team that shares a clear vision. One of the cycles that is…

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More corporate culture amazingness!

More corporate culture amazingness!

Last time in the corporate culture section we had a bit of wonderfully tortured biz speak from the BBC. This time I was looking at some of its US counterparts to see what they say about themselves. Here are just a few excerpts from their…

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Satin Island, a novel about anthropology, tribes and corporations

Satin Island, a novel about anthropology, tribes and corporations

Tom McCarthy’s book Satin Island is a funny and very smart novel. An anthropologist has been recruited by a charismatic CEO to work in a giant corporation – hilarity and insight ensue. The New York Review of Books wrote “As if Kafka and J.G.Ballard had…

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To bring your ideas to life – write them down

To bring your ideas to life – write them down

  Stefan Sagmeister’s classic 1996 poster for Warner Bros Music Inc. Art direction & design: Stefan Sagmeister. Photography: Timothy Greenfield Sanders   When you have an inkling that you want to change something: your career, your business, whatever – of course let things swirl around in your…

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How to get your boss promoted – and out of your way!

How to get your boss promoted – and out of your way!

  This article first appeared on forbes.com.  What’s your next career move? How about moving up into your boss’s spot? Have you ever thought about that? Of course you have — your career has to keep advancing — but is that particular move upwards actually…

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