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I received the below chart from Business Insider Monday, which highlights that without Apple the technology sector profits would be down 3% this year vs. with them profits are up 7%. Why is Apple out performing and at such a degree against the back drop of all other technology sector companies? There are many possible […]
Adage reports that Starbucks will enter the single-serve coffeemaker market this holiday season. Green Mountain has largely created the category and continues to dominate it, followed by lesser known players Tassimo, Senseo, Nesspresso. Will this work for Starbucks? Likely Starbucks will sell units and Green Mountain dropping 15% in trading after the announcement signals The […]
I was reading a recent Adage article “Study Finds Marketers Don’t Practice ROI they Preach” where the author highlights the following: MASB President Meg Blair noted that four major brand-valuation firms (Interbrand, Millward Brown’s BrandZ, CoreBrand and Brand Finance) peg General Electric’s brand value at between $30.5 billion to $50.3 billion. Two of those firms […]
Over the last six years, I have had a personal interest on the verge of a crusade to better understand and study lead marketers and CMOs across industries. My concern, after meeting well over 300 leaders, is marketing is lacking influence and at some companies is considered “damaged goods”. How do we fix it? The […]
First, after a year away I am back to blogging. More to come on what I have been up to for the last year, but until then, please read on… After reading tons of stories on the recent Fire launch and why we should “thank Amazon”, I found myself asking a different question: What is […]
Simon Sinek’s TED Talk has been haunting me for months… “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it”. What is it that you believe? What drives you? What does your organization believe? Does it drive how you do what you do? Is it inspiring, motivating, intoxicating? If not, maybe you need a […]