Purpose-led leadership aligns people, planet and profit Purpose-led leaders agree that the role of a business is to create long-term value for all stakeholders, achieving the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. This is alignment in its purest form - aligning customers, employees and key...

2020 is the dawn of a new decade. Rachel Bevans explores the top ten themes driving brands and business from the last decade into the next one. Written for First 5000 Introduction For many, 2019 has been in limbo. There have been organisation shake-ups, projects stalling and brands...

Businesses need to invest in the long term or risk being stuck in an endless cycle of cash flow challenges. First published in First 5000. Short-term financial priorities rule the mind-set of many mid-sized business Having worked with mid-sized businesses, and evident in research by KPMG1 BDO2,...

We shared with First 5000 our top 10 brand and marketing priorities and practical recommendations for medium business. http://www.first5000.com.au/blog/priorities-practical-recommendations-mid-market/Full Blog Here:Looking at medium business with a strategic brand and marketing lens, Rachel Bevans of the Healthy Brand Company offers priorities and practical recommendations for the mid market.We...

We build brand promises that people want to keep. What do we mean by this? For marketing and advertising to be most effective, employees and customers need to know what your brand stands for, and be aligned to your brand. This ‘promise’ is what employees and customers...

From packaging and palm oil, to poverty and disadvantage, to protection of our personal identity and financial assets, people look to business for leadership in social, environmental and economic matters that influence society as a whole. In research, consumers are filled with frustration and the cry of can't:'I can't do it on my own''One person...

With marketing and advertising high on the agenda for medium-sized businesses to grow, we spoke to First 5000 about building your brand promise and making sure you can deliver against it, before you communicate. http://www.first5000.com.au/blog/to-grow-your-business-in-2017-build-your-brand-before-communicating/Full Blog: To grow your business in 2017, build your brand before communicatingMarketing & advertising is...

Businesses forget that your customers are prospective employees and employees are current or prospective customers.By aligning your customer and employer brands, it doesn't matter who you are, the overall brand stands for the same thing in people's minds; and as a business you have a...

What does this mean?  1. Everything sings from the same hymn sheet - driven by the brand idea. We use the brand experience wheel to consider implications of the brand idea on all areas of the brand experience during the brand strategy stage to stress test...