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Ok, I lied. Well, technically, I didn’t lie per se. Sure, there’s nothing in this blog about Tim Cook, Apple or twitter. But, I didn’t lie. I just played by the wide open and loose rules of today’s publishers. See, what I did, was I link-baited you. You saw that salacious headline, “13 reasons Tim …

The Brand Innovators Social Media summit at IBM Social Media in New York takes place today before what is expected to be a standing-room only crowd. Highlights include keynote presentations by Walgreens social media chief Adam Kmiec (“Building a Digitally Fit Organization”), Verizon’s head of digital Adam Nelder (“The Business of Social Business”) and Purematter …

Sometimes – maybe most of the time – the best way to explain something is to tell a story. So, we thought we’d try something a little different and share a story that highlights why it’s so important to innovate in the right way; that is, in a way that never sacrifices operational excellence. Stories, …

Read “Where The Suckers Moon”. Seriously. Before you continue with this post, go to Amazon, add it your cart and check out. It’s the greatest book ever written about the advertising industry. Randall Rothenberg, in a few hundred pages, gives all the background you could ever want or need, to help understand why the 15% …

You are what you wear – the phrase takes on a literal meaning in today’s era of digital wearables. Companies from Intel to Nike are jumping on this important trend,which will be explored in depth at the Brand Innovators Fashion Week summit, February 14 in New York. Brad Berens, Principal at Big Digital Idea Consulting …

Can Russian incompetence translate to an international marketing boon for a popular U.S. food brand? “Sochi Olympics: 5,000 cups of Chobani Greek yogurt are detained” headlined The Los Angeles Times, “Russia blocks Chobani yogurt from Winter Olympics, straining relations,” warned Fox News, “Shipment of Chobani yogurt to U.S. Olympic athletes in Sochi is BLOCKED” blared …

After leaving Walgreens nearly two years ago to join Cambell Soup Company, Adam Kmiec is rejoining the Deerfield, Illinois-based firm in the newly-created position Senior Director, Social Media and Content. “When I left Walgreens it wasn’t an easy decision. Walgreens was and remains a tremendous organization with a leadership and culture, few can rival,” Kmiec …

A few years ago, the term disruption was itself disruptive. Analysts used this term to showcase the big macro changes in the marketplace; Organizations started using this term to showcase how their products would cause changes in that marketplace. But in 2014, has disruption become so commonplace that we no longer see it – that …

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by Brandon Gutman
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Brandon is an expert connector and seasoned business development professional. As Principal of Brand Approved, he's led the advisory to become the bridge between brand marketers and best of breed service providers that are reshaping the industry.

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