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...

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...

The #healthybrand consistently engages customers, employees and key stakeholders throughout your continuous strategic planning process. Two key points:1) involve all audiences to make sure you're seeing your brand from all sides; getting people involved up front means you can cover off any issues before they arise and...

People are naturally drawn towards businesses, brands and people with similar or complementary values. The challenge is that we all too often listen to our head and heart before our gut, our natural instinct. Which means you're listening to external influences instead of your own internal...