A brand is more than a logo — it’s a promise. In today’s talent landscape, organizations must use the power of their internal brand champions to remain relevant in a competitive job marketplace. Today’s talent pool is different than previous generations, but what accounts for this transformation? Three major shifts have changed the way top talent navigates corporate America, leading to a rise in new demands on company culture, growth development and purpose.
This article originally appeared on brand-e. The futurist Ray Kurzweil, a modern Nostradamus, predicted that essential advances in digital pattern recognition and knowledge representation — the key components of intelligence — will make artificial intelligence possible and then commonplace. He argues “the age of intelligent machines” will change all aspects of society as we know it. That technology is […]
SMPL Q&A is a blog feature in which we interview experts on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. In this Q&A we speak with Global CMO and Head of Business Development, Margaret Molloy, about the evolving role of the CMO. In what ways would you say the role of the CMO has changed the most in the […]
At first glance, one might assume it’s a pretty great time to be a private equity firm right now. The market has been booming for the past decade and investment into private equity in major markets like Europe is at its highest level since 2007. Interest rates have been held low making borrowing cheap and easy, and there is a lot of “dry powder” about…$1.08trillion of the stuff to be exact.
Many workplace skills don’t come from school, but from internships. Studies have shown a strong correlation between internship experience and job prospects, but great work experience doesn’t just happen. It takes nurturing and time from managers and peers. We’re thrilled to host an ambitious group of interns every summer across our global offices. As summer draws to a […]
Lana Roulhac has more than 10 years of design expertise, focusing especially on bringing humanity and relevance to government design and technology brands. She’s worked on projects around the world, including in the UK, Asia and the US with brands like AMEX, Allied Vision, Min Cheng Bank and the World Health Campaign to end TB. She was also voted most likely to be president while in high school, so it’s probably a good idea to remember her name.
SMPL Q&A is a blog feature in which we interview experts on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. In this Q&A we speak with group director, strategy, Lisa Kane, about how M&A activity continues to disrupt healthcare.
Simple Q&A is a blog feature in which we interview experts on all things relevant to branding, design, and simplicity. In this Q&A we speak with Kira Sea, senior designer, about her design approach.
This article originally appeared on Brand Experience Magazine. Words are tools. We invent them, collect them, employ them to build meaning and communicate the meaningful to others. We are taught how to use our words most effectively and persuasively from a very young age. We call it rhetoric. And one of our earliest and most […]
The pace of innovation, with its ceaseless introduction of new products, services, channels and markets, has radically altered how we approach design. Visual identity development was once thorough, deliberate and based on the premise that a brand’s identity should be enduring. However, the social media imperative—to interact with customers in real time—and declining marketing budgets have shortened timelines and required that once-sequential work streams run in parallel. Both the way we execute on design engagements and how we conceive the role design plays in telling brands’ stories are in various stages of revision. Let’s look at five ways design needs to deliver in 2018 to create successful brand identity.
Whatever void you hope to fill with a new product or service, you need a name. Otherwise there’s no way to pitch it, fund it, hype it, or even write home about it. Sure, you can put it off for a while and find some filler: Tom’s Thing or Project Pogo or Idea 7 or Disruption Opportunity or ‘Music App’. After all, before Yahoo, there was Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web. Before Google there was Backrub.