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...

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,...

First appearing in First5000 Why are humans orchestrating less than optimal human experiences?  Recently my feed has been inundated with articles talking about the need for organisations to become human centric and experiences to become more human. I shake my head and wonder where did it all go...

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...