Tag: mission

Kiva.org Doing Good + Content Marketing

Kiva.org

At this time of year, when many of us are wrapping up work to focus on the important things in life, I’d like to honour one of my favourite charities – Kiva.org. Kiva is a non-profit organisation, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Through extensive use of the Internet, including…

Messaging my Own Company – a Lesson Learned

Messaging and positioning, defining a company story, mission statement, vision statement

Since launching SAJE in 2006, I’ve gone through a few messaging revamps. I haven’t done this because I got it “wrong” in the early days, I quite simply started out focused on one area – messaging and positioning. But I’ve come to the conclusion that you can’t work full time on this – there just…

Anyone Know Someone who Works at Apple?

Apple logo

A quick blog today – phew huh? I’m wondering if someone can make an introduction, just because I want to be 100 percent sure I’m sharing the right information? You see, the majority of searches that land on my site are interested in understanding things like the difference between a vision and mission statement, so…

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…

The Difference Between a Vision and a Mission Statement?

chicken

One question I am asked regularly is – what is the difference between a vision and a mission statement? Now by putting this opinion out there, many may disagree and say it’s the other way around, but this is what I believe is the difference, and what I follow when working with customers to define…

If Your Company was a Person, What Sort of Person Would it be?

What is the image of your company?

Would it be young and trendy, mature and sophisticated, elegant and chic, or fun and sporty? It’s an interesting question to ask and you’ll often find the company you’d like to be is nothing like the company you are. Don’t worry, many companies are in the same boat, but you can become the company you…