Oh, The Wonderful, New Places You’ll Go

Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!   You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go. […]

All Together Now: Passion, Experience, Story

The people of Pernambuco, Brazil, were up against a death or life situation. And death was winning. Each year, hundreds of members of their community were dying senselessly. Not because of poor medical care But because they couldn’t get the replacement organs they needed to survive. According to Brazilian law, it’s up to the family. […]

Ten Things A Movement Needs

Through the oppressive heat, and humidity, and driving rain they came. Traveling in their luxury limos, and the family sedan they came. Celebrating in their fancy, streamlined motor coaches they came. Crowded into rickety, old school buses and church vans they came. In broken down VW buses and specially scheduled trains they came. From the […]

What A Doughboy Knows That We Don’t

It’s the beginning of a new semester. And Bob is at it again. Each semester, Bob shows a video to his international students. It’s this one.  Behold the Doughboy effect “Does this make you hungry?” he asks them. They laugh nervously and answer, “No.” “Does this make you think of family or getting together […]

Empathy: The Overlooked Secret

By Mark Clevenger Mark Clevenger is the President of Clevenger Associates, a marketing research consultancy specializing in human behavior. Empathy is for practical people The question: “Knowing our customers is important, but isn’t empathy getting into la-la land?” Mangers worry. How can we improve efficiency? Detours are the enemy. Stay focused. Find the quickest path […]

From Measly Messages To Mighty Moments

What Now? Designing Action Into Experiences

Janet stood facing the huge, metal monster. Shaking. In sheer freight. It was just an MRI scan, but fear of the unknown overtook her. She sat shaking on the side of the machine and then lay down. A harrowing experience While she was lying there, still waiting for the procedure to begin, she noticed a […]

The “Purpose, Tribes, Stories, & The Squat Or Sit” Experience

Explores seismic shifts in organizational purpose, and integrated marketing and communications. Whole lot a shakin’ And, more importantly, how you can take advantage of them. Including an exercise in building an experience / story platform. Together, we’ll cover Messages Don’t Work Anymore From Hype to Help: Remaking Integrated Marketing Communications Stories Of IMC On The […]

The “Dare To Be What Only You Can Be” Experience

Takes your team through a series of exercises. And questions. And stories. And experiences. Why are you here? Each one aimed at helping the team define your organization’s purpose and reason to exist. And to find the one that’s remarkable enough that people will share it with others. Together we’ll cover The Purpose Effect Where […]

The “What Will We Do With The Creative Brief?” Experience

It’s seldom creative. It’s never brief. And yet, it’s a creative brief Today’s rambling, uninspiring brief is a flaming bag of shit dropped on your team’s doorstep. They have no choice but to stomp it out. Learn how to reinvent the brief for an age of experiences and storysharing – not messaging. Together, we’ll cover […]