Five-Year Strategic Plan Development and Implementation

May 1, 2018 - The U.S. subsidiary of a multi-billion dollar EMEA-based bank recently appointed a CEO who sought to evaluate the division’s current position and develop a five-year strategic operating plan to re-energize the bank and drive growth.

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Time for Payback

April 25, 2018 - There's no doubt our personal information, preferences, habits, dislikes and opinions are being collected and used by everyone from Facebook to florists. These businesses benefit from the data they collect on us - it's time they used that data to our benefit as well.

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The NBA’s Consumer Engagement Advantage

April 13, 2018 - There will be no escaping NBA fandom in the coming months - and that's just the way the league wants it. When it comes to brand exposure, there's a lot we can learn from the NBA's successful approach to fan engagement.

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Amazon and the Food Fight to End All Food Fights

March 8, 2018 - Retailers like Aldi and Amazon are now challenging traditional CPG companies like Kellogg and Campbell Soup to transform the way they think about and approach both strategic acquisitions and their online offerings. It's a new kind of competition that goes beyond your typical food fight.

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Football, Santa Claus and the Power of Purposeful Narrative

February 28, 2018 - Philly fans may not have made a universally popular name for themselves, but their approach to purposeful identity is something to consider.

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The New Rules of Banking

February 15, 2018 - You’ve heard the old saying “if it looks like a bank, swims like a bank, and quacks like a bank, then it probably is a bank.” Or something like that. Whatever the saying was, it isn’t true anymore.

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2017 Perspectives and a Look Ahead

December 22, 2017 - In making any summary statement on 2017, it is tempting for us to join the chorus of superlatives already flooding the Internet as we approach the new year. While 2017 was many things to many people, our job is to make sense of it for our clients and collaborators. One of the ways we do this is through the voices of our Senior Advisors, the personification of our commitment to strategic and operational expertise within our firm.

 

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Meet Bob Kaplan, Senior Advisor

December 18, 2017 - Bob Kaplan is one of our original Senior Advisors. He works in the fields of strategy, organizational structure and processes, and IT. He acts as a counselor and sounding board for CEOs and other senior level executives. We recently sat down with him to learn more.

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Unwrapping the Holiday e-Commerce Contradiction

December 1, 2017 - A a recent Deloitte survey indicates that Americans plan to spend a majority of their holiday shopping budget online. Meanwhile, in a major Pitney Bowes study of retailers and consumers from around the world, almost half of respondents reported issues, frustrations and an overall experience that did not meet their expectations. So everyone is doing it while almost half of us seem to hate it. What gives?

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Meet Anna Minto, Senior Advisor

November 6, 2017 - Comprised of former leaders from the world’s top consulting firms, our Senior Advisors are valuable resources for clients, providing thoughtful collaboration and partnership on projects at all stages.

Anna Minto is one of our newest Senior Advisors and the author of “Define Your Brand”, our most recent InSights article.

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