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Agile Executives Drive 25% Higher Profit Margins – Is Your CMO Agile?

Is your Chief Marketing Officer (or Chief Brand Officer – or whatever title you use to refer to the executive who is responsible for your company’s brands) agile? If your CMO isn’t agile, you’re losing money.

That’s according to a new research report, The Agile Enterprise, from Korn Ferry, a leadership and talent consulting firm. According to the firm’s research, companies with highly agile executives have 25% higher profit margins compared with their … Read the rest

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Do You See What I See? Reducing Online Tunnel Vision


Websites are like grocery store shelves – users pay selective attention to only certain items. 

Do you know what your readers are actually seeing on your website?

Of all the variables affecting the success of a box of cereal, grocery shelf positioning is at the top of the list. [1] In fact, the optimum shelf height for selling a box of cereal is 60 inches (152 cm) high [2].

The strategy behind grocery shelf placement … Read the rest

Brand


agile executive maze

Agile Executives Drive 25% Higher Profit Margins – Is Your CMO Agile?

Is your Chief Marketing Officer (or Chief Brand Officer – or whatever title you use to refer to the executive who is responsible for your company’s brands) agile? If your CMO isn’t agile, you’re losing money.

That’s according to a new research report, The Agile Enterprise, from Korn Ferry, a leadership and talent consulting firm. According to the firm’s research, companies with highly agile executives have 25% higher profit margins compared with their … Read the rest

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Careers


Social Media Recruitment – Best Practice at Microsoft

I recently invited Carl Jones, founder and MD of Technically Compatible, to write a post for us about social media recruiting. Technically Compatible offer online skills testing software for recruitment.

Over to you Carl!

The permeation of social media into society has drastically altered the way individuals and companies interact with one another. There are now a myriad of channels at a brand’s disposal to get their message across. Recruitment in the digital age … Read the rest

Corporate governance


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Innovation Governance Requires Technology Smarts

Two key components of innovation governance are:

  • the technology that drives innovation
  • and Boards and C-levels who are responsible for strategy and governing the decisions regarding innovation and technology.

Technology is always changing. The problem is a Board technology knowledge gap and this leads to ineffective technology strategy.  

Heller Search Associates say:

 According to the Kellogg School, 75% of executives aren’t confident in the value of their technology investments, 70% of IT projects deliver

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Corporate social responsibility


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Responsible Business Summit: 15 Thoughts


Earlier this week I was lucky enough to attend the 12th Annual Responsible Business Summit in London which was superbly hosted by Ethical Corporation. Having predominantly experienced investor relations conferences, I was full of enthusiasm for the wealth of new information and ideas about to assault my senses, and two full days later, I am pleased to say that it was an incredibly interesting and perhaps I could even say, an inspiring event.

A … Read the rest

 

Investor


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Evolution of the Annual Report

 

One year in, what lessons are there to learn about implementing the new strategic report?

At Communicate’s next conference in London, Evolution of the Annual Report, which will take place in early October, attendees will hear from a variety of speakers to find out how the first year of the new-style report has gone, and to hear best practice advice for next year’s reporting cycle.

We love to discover new best practice, and … Read the rest

Media


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Online Newsroom Essentials: Press Releases

Ever remember handing out a bulging folder packed with all your company’s details, press releases, and bios, called a ‘press kit’? Well the good news is, no-one has to lug around those heavy folders any more.

The Digital Switchover

Since the digital age is upon us, press kits as we know them have changed immensely, moving into an online format now known as a ‘newsroom’. The beauty of this new format is that, not only … Read the rest

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Searching for The Magic


What do you call that object you use to change the channels when you’re watching television?

In our house, we call it the pointy-click, which caused huge hilarity among the teens’ friends when this was revealed. It turned out, of course, that they all used different names for it… one called it the flicker-flacker, another called it the box, and so on. Personally, I think ‘pointy-click’ is very apt.

It didn’t seem as though anyone … Read the rest

 

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