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For those who call it just “look-and-feel” — think again. Think VIBE.

John Nishimoto

Merriam and Webster agree that the word “vibe” means a feeling or spirit that someone or something gives you.

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From the Many, One: The Path To Integrated Reporting

Steve Mignogna

These days, most annual reports are little more than a letter from the CEO and a page or two of highlights wrapped around the 10-K. No context to help explain good or bad performance, no details or proof points about long-term vision, and certainly no effort to help an average shareholder understand the management discussion and analysis (MD&A) section.

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The Power of Five: Promoting Confidence in Your Brand

John Nishimoto

Right now, every business has felt or continues to feel it. Spending is down. Skepticism among consumers, employees, and shareholders is high. Marketers are unsure how to best leverage the limited resources they have, but they recognize times of uncertainty are opportunities to increase market- and mind-share. Where to start?

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Mumbling Louder Is Not a Branding Strategy

Steve Mignogna

As we’re all aware, the digital age has given us the ability to reach an enormous audience quickly and more frequently. Through RSS feeds, Twitter, and the older standbys of e-mail and Web sites, a world’s worth of consumers has become a viable, and fairly instantaneous, target.

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Smart CMO: Excel, Beat the Odds and Become a C-Suite Star

Steve Mignogna

As a CMO, you may often feel there’s a target on your back. You’re under constant pressure to achieve results, especially in a challenging economy — yet those results can be hard to quantify with the precision other executives are able to summon. It’s no wonder that the average CMO’s tenure lasts less than two years. The question is, does it have to be that way?

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All In! Engaged Employees Are Essential to Growth

Wendy Blattner

Companies often like to say that people are their “most important asset” — after all, how many times have you read that phrase in an annual report? The problem is, not all companies behave as if they really mean it. In this particular economic climate, that could be their loss.

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