“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained” ― Walt Disney Natalie Barandes is the founder and CEO of The Joy Factory, an LA film and TV production company that is a leading creative content studio for brands. Natalie produces films [...]
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“40% of consumer sales are impacted by Gen Z. which means they have buying power.”Interbrand By drawing on studies from McKinsey, EY, Deloitte and Pew I’ll shed some light on the newest generational cohort, a group that differs in significant ways from its predecessors. Gen Z is the first generation of true [...]
Ready are you? What know you of ready?-Yoda New Rules Require New Brand Characteristics We live in an interconnected world of change where new ecosystem rules are starting to govern. This is a world where someone else’s “cause” is likely to create an “effect” on your business. Control is out of [...]
“Vibrate like a samurai, don’t tremble like a common man.” - Natori Masazumu Lucian James is a strategist, and one of my favorite modern thinkers. I’ve have had the pleasure of collaborating with him over the years and highly value his perspective and ideas. Bold, bright, empathetic and deeply insightful, Lucian [...]
"We have an opportunity to take something that kills .1% of us and make 99.9% of us stronger. Don’t waste it. A virus that kills millions, but serves as a wakeup call for billions? Is COVID-19 a vaccine?”-Mark Andreesen Breathe DeepCOVID-19 is doing more than shaping a generation and leaving a mark. [...]
"It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results." -Warren Buffet Make Your Brand Fully Present: Seen, Felt, Discussed I have always been a fan of using out-of-home media to build brands, because it provides the opportunity for immediate visibility and a way to generate excitement and [...]
“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” -Reid Hoffman, CEO Netflix Darwin Overturned Years ago, I was fortunate to be introduced to a new theory of evolution put forth by Dr. Martin Nowak, head of the [...]
I do sell fun. -Kenny Chesney Growth from Stoking the Human Spirit We live in a world where that which can be envisioned is often realized. And, that which is unthinkable, often occurs. It is a time of unimaginable invention and disruption, where profit and growth (the imperatives of all corporations) [...]
"Soft power is not merely the same as influence. It is also the ability to attract. A country may obtain the outcomes it wants in world politics because other countries admire its values, emulate its example, aspire to its level of prosperity and openness. This soft power—getting others to want the outcomes that you [...]
"I had been told from school onwards that the best definition of a human being was man the tool-maker – yet I had just watched a chimp tool-maker in action. I remember that day as vividly as if it was yesterday." -Dr. Jane Goodall BUILDING STRONG BRANDS IN A WORLD OF CONSTANT [...]