The Business of Platforms and Platforms As Brands
August 21 | Influencers Podcast | Comments (0)
In this podcast, JP Kuehlwein and Sangeet Paul Choudary discuss what is driving the seemingly unstoppable growth of platform businesses across industry sectors. What drives the success of an Amazon, Uber or Facebook? How can traditional ‘pipeline businesses’ compete? What are the vulnerabilities and downsides of this business models when it comes to branding, financials, operations and organization?
Interview with Leslie Quinton—BRP
August 20 | Lise Michaud, Founder, IC Kollectif | Comments (0)
Are internal and external communications the same thing? In this interview, Leslie Quinton, Vice President of Global Corporate Communications, and Events, at Canadian recreational products company BRP, argues that there are almost always reasons to target your communications differently according to the audience.
Online Community Health Check
August 14 | Vanessa DiMauro, CEO, Leader Networks | Comments (0)
Is your business's online community optimized? Online communities can yield substantial business results for organizations that do them well. But, like all dynamic systems, they need a check up, so you can identify and implement the right changes to keep your community on track.
Interview with Rick Phillips: Nationwide
July 30 | Lise Michaud, Founder, IC Kollectif | Comments (0)
What does strategic internal communications look like at a Fortune 100 insurance company like Nationwide? Rick Phillips retired in 2018 as Chief Communications Officer for the company. In this interview, he discusses, among other things, the importance of alignment between internal and external communication with corporate goals and how to demonstrate the impact of internal communication.
Sustainability in the C-Suite: Kimberly-Clark’s Lisa Morden Weighs In
July 29 | Influencers Podcast | Comments (0)
What are the sustainability and social impact priorities driving global C-suite executives today? Hear how Kimberly-Clark, one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, is addressing fast-evolving customer demand for more sustainable products and services.
The Intersection of Internal and External Communication
July 25 | Lise Michaud, Founder, IC Kollectif | Comments (0)
As the lines between internal and external communications blur, does your organization ensure the needs of internal audiences are not overlooked? Research from IC Kollectif has found that companies are increasingly adopting an integrated approach to internal and external communication. But if internal stakeholders are treated as a distinct audience—a common practice, according to the research—external content alone is not enough to respond to their needs.
What's Really Going on with American Consumers?
July 22 | Steve Odland, President and CEO, The Conference Board, Inc. | Denise Dahlhoff, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Consumer Research, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Too many retailers are shutting down: 2019 just hit its halfway point, but already the number of planned retail store closings has exceeded the total for all of 2018.
It’s Time for CMOs to Rally a Cross-Functional Approach to Customer Experience
July 19 | Denise Dahlhoff, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Consumer Research, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Businesses have realized the importance of building an outside-in culture. Now chief marketing officers have an opportunity to lead by engaging their C-suite colleagues in the change.
Nick Morgan on How to Connect with People in a Virtual World
July 18 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
Join communication expert Nick Morgan as he discusses his new book, Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World, which outlines five big problems with virtual communication and offers entrepreneurs, business professionals, and managers a clear path forward for helping us connect better with others in a more virtual world.