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Bambajan – Sustainable Music for Everyone

Bambajam

My friends, I wanted to share a really remarkable moment for two of my great friends Duncan and Lee Ann McKee. Nine years ago, they launched STIX, Motivation Through Music. I was present at their very first corporate gig, and it was an amazing experience. Nearly 100 people, coming together, playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”…

Scoot Off Message?

Scoot Airlines

I’ve been part of a very interesting discussion about newsjacking on LinkedIn today – see links for an explanation of Newsjacking. Essentially, on the back of disgraced Briton’s (Anton Casey) horrible social media comments that went viral world-wide last week, Scoot thought it would be a good idea to offer a flight deal to Perth –…

Facebook Corporate Values

Facebook logo

I’ve been undertaking extensive research on corporate values across companies all over the world – large and small. This is for an ebook I’m putting together on messaging, and while I have no idea where I’ll publish it just yet, it’s been a really interesting process contrasting and comparing the biggest brands in the world…

Slogans or Taglines – How to Create a Great One

Logos and taglines

I recently concluded a complete messaging revamp for an exciting company in the Cloud strategic advisory space. As part of any messaging overhaul, the tagline (or company slogan) must also be reviewed for relevance, because these three (or four or five) little words say so much about a company, encapsulating what you do with the…

Toys “R” Us Asia Pacific – Vision and Mission – Really?

Toys R Us logo

I’ve been struggling with ‘Toys “R” Us’ in Singapore recently. It’s a place I have to visit on a regular basis – not just because I have two young sons, but also because Singapore is one of those places where you are constantly invited to kids’ birthday parties and as such, there are always presents…

Mission Statements – World’s Top 10 Brands

Source: Millward Brown www.millwardbrown.com/BrandZ/Top_100_Global_Brands.aspx

Continuing the discussion on mission statements (the most searched content on this blog), the world’s top 100 brands were recently announced by Millward Brown. Now in its 7th year, the 2012 Top 100 Global Brandz saw Apple retaining its number one position, with IBM in 2nd place, pushing Google out to 3rd. As before, the…

Are Corporate Values Important?

famous Confucius quote "Wherever you go, go with all your heart" handwritten on a blackboard

I took my sons to Ben & Jerry’s for an ice-cream treat at the end of school term. I think it’s a phenomenal business, really standing by what it represents and I’m sure it’s one of the rare corporations actively supporting “Occupy Wall Street.” It’s a company that constantly promotes what it stands for in…