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Community or Commodity

There has been something that’s been bugging me for the past few years. This is the word “community.” It has quickly become one of the most overused and improperly utilized words in the business buzz word dictionary. Why? Self-proclaimed “social media gurus” have diminished the absolute power of what a community is by associating anyone [...]

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What Business Ideals Mean to Branding

Each of us is different; each individual, each community, each religion, each society… Some more different than others. Some afraid of showing these differences, some who embrace them and scream from the mountaintops. These differences are the very thing that both bonds us as well as tears us apart. These differences (or similarities depending on [...]

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Crowdsource, Collaboration

True Crowdsourcing: Direction, Facilitation & Collaboration

As we are closing in on tapping into our collaborative community for another client-partner project, I’m reminded about how many variables go into success of a project. Not only is there the whole time and budget things to worry about, but the creativity, functionality, experience, usability, brand consistency, message elicitation, emotional connectedness, etc. that we [...]

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Brand Strategy Breakfast Conversation

Brand Strategy: Who Owns the Brand?

I had an amazing potential client-partner conversation this morning where we were discussing brand strategy and the future of his particular brand; as well as the future of branding in general. The discussion, though brief, was a great exchange between current v. future. The question arose, who really owns the brand? I think in today’s [...]

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Innovative Strategy by BlackWhaleGroup

Conversation Filters for Innovative Processes

Each person I’ve ever run into who talks about innovation or has Innovation in their job titles has their “own” process for making change, or innovating. Here at blackwhalegroup, we’re no different. We try an push each product, service, and client interaction towards industry leading change, or what some might call innovation. We don’t have [...]

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