Part 4 of 4 on the importance of optimism in building brands and business, written for and appearing first in First 5000, the professional network for Australian mid-sized businesses.  When times are tough, businesses and brands can drive optimism by: helping people feel better about themselves...

Part 3 of 3 on the importance of optimism in building brands and business, written for and appearing first in First 5000, the professional network for Australian mid-sized businesses.  Look at your business and brand through the lens of optimism Working with Mid-sized Businesses and the larger...

Part 1 of 3 in "The Future is Bright for Business and Brands", a thought piece for First 5000 on the importance of optimism in building business and brands.  Optimism Drives Long-term Value   With communities, the environment and the economy all negatively impacted by recent events, the...

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...

If you’ve been listening over the last few months/years, you’ll likely have noticed my increasing frustration at the state of marketing and influencers trying to carve their niche. I don’t understand why people keep battling brand vs CX (customer experience) when CX is part of...

Whether its to develop your instinct beyond the numbers, joint he numbers or add a visual image to the numbers, talking to your customers and employees is invaluable to build your brand, communications and experiences. We shared our reasons why and ways how to talk to customers and employees...

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...