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Beyond Purpose

Change is hard. No matter how much we might want to change or improve, making it happen is never easy. That’s just as true for my regular attempts to get fit, as it is for marketing directors’ ambitions to transform their brands. It can be

Taking charge

We are in the middle of a quiet yet significant electric revolution. In the US, electric vehicle (EV) sales totaled over 360,000 last year. It’s still a small proportion of the 17m+ new cars and light trucks that hit the road in 2018 but, significantly, it’s

Winning the innovation challenge in a world of infinite choice

Brave brands grow faster. Average annual sales growth of 10.7% was enjoyed by the top one third bravest brands, according to our research. A 1% average fall was suffered by the bottom third.1 We set out to rank 240 leading brands according to their bravery –

Retail 2030

Change. Future. Two words that are constantly top of mind. Two words that are laced with both excitement and anxiety. In a recent survey of Senior Retail Marketing Leaders (VP & Above), we asked, “when is change typically handled in your marketing department?” Shockingly, 50% of retail

Winning in connected health

With the increase in chronic health conditions, and pressure on health services - driven by ageing populations and post-recessionary healthcare budgets - there has never been a better time to leverage the benefits of connected technology. But with so many possibilities open to healthcare businesses across

Clash of the Titans

There is only one thing certain about war, that it is full of disappointments and also full of mistakes. Winston Churchill   A genuine clash of the titans is unfolding before our eyes, and you’re likely playing a big role whether you realize it or not. But with

Clash of the Titans

"Paper or plastic"? Neither, thank you Not too long ago, if you stopped by your neighborhood supermarket to pick up some items for Tuesday night tacos, the cashier might have asked you, “Paper or plastic?” This represented your likely payment options, as you probably paid with

Empathy

Healthcare is awash with complexity. Patients, providers, and manufacturers all struggle to achieve their respective goals. But there’s an untapped resource that can bridge the divide—and it’s a skill we all possess. We’re talking about the power of EMPATHY. Increasingly, businesses are putting the spotlight on

Goliath & David – the big and the vulnerable

In today’s market, even the most established brands are vulnerable to small, nimble insurgents. A new Clear study finds that anticipating change is the first step to a successful response. Barriers to entry are crumbling—and so is the status quo. How vulnerable is your category? Without

Smart Cities

A fresh opportunity for suppliers to create greater value for commissioners and citizens It’s been over a decade since the first major commercial initiatives ignited the smart cities agenda (Cisco’s Connected Urban Development programme started in 2005 and IBM’s Smarter Cities campaign brought the topic to

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