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How To Be A Thought Leader (And Other Stories)

The stories this week are wide ranging – as I share one about an admirable new effort from Grey Advertising to promote diversity and offer more transparency into the diversity of their team supported by a few other programs that will help drive more inclusion in an industry that often lacks it. Other stories include ...

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What The “Robot Renaissance” Really Means … ...

What The “Robot Renaissance” Really Means … ...

Mar 20, 2017

Nothing says the future quite like robots, and this week there were plenty of interesting stories of how robots are being used in important, curious, quirky and sometimes terrifying ways. From robots replacing advertising agencies to virtual home tours to an edible robot that could soon crawl through your insides, the stories this week touch

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6 Powerful Stories Celebrating Women

6 Powerful Stories Celebrating Women

Mar 10, 2017

As I am sure you have noticed, yesterday was International Women’s Day and it was hard to miss all the stories about women’s empowerment and marches and political statements. For me, the most powerful stories (and the ones I selected for this week’s email) had little to do with politics and much more to do

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Agencies Embrace Trump’s America, Elmer’s Slime ...

Agencies Embrace Trump’s America, Elmer’s Slime ...

Mar 04, 2017

For a quick summary, this week’s featured stories include: 20 luxury brands that millennials most want to own Why CEOs are slowly losing confidence in their brand’s Digital IQ NY agencies are gaining more empathy for Middle America What Elmer’s glue can teach you about the ROI of social media How Chinese and American consumers

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How To Build Trust In An Era Of Desperate Truth Seeking Cons ...

How To Build Trust In An Era Of Desperate Truth Seeking Cons ...

Feb 24, 2017

It is hard to get away from the feeling that we are being manipulated all the time. This week there were plenty of new stories of divisive characters losing their audience, brands trying new ways to be more truthful, and talk show host John Oliver trying to define reality itself. The theme this week is the

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The Future Of Loneliness

The Future Of Loneliness

Feb 17, 2017

The theme for the week is the future of loneliness and the stories focus on everything from how technology is reinventing how we hug to the curious role of social media in creating a new kind of loneliness we feel even when surrounded by people. Given it was Valentine’s day this week, I felt this

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LinkedIn Redesign, Whole Food’s Big Idea and Tech That ...

LinkedIn Redesign, Whole Food’s Big Idea and Tech That ...

Feb 10, 2017

As you know, this weekly post is a collection of interesting stories, but today I was inspired to try something different. Rather than sharing individual stories, I’m going to make connections and instead share three themes with multiple stories, along with a collection of links to stories that caught my attention this week. In the

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The Best and Worst of Super Bowl 2017 Marketing Strategy

The Best and Worst of Super Bowl 2017 Marketing Strategy

Feb 06, 2017

This was an unexpected year for the Super Bowl … one where the game almost rivaled the ads for my interest. As you might expect – I spent the evening thinking not only about who had the cutest or more entertaining ad, but who had the best marketing strategy and perhaps more entertainingly, who had

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Starbucks’ Mobile Crisis, Lego’s New Social Netw ...

Starbucks’ Mobile Crisis, Lego’s New Social Netw ...

Feb 03, 2017

Fascinating stories from the world of business this week included Lego’s bold move to finally create a safe social network online for kids, Starbucks’ growing pains from its mobile app that perhaps works too well, a new startup that will pay business travelers to skip the hotel mini bar to save money, and how augmented

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