Business NewsLeadership
April 4, 2017

IBM Marketing: A #NewWaytoWork Returns to an Old Way – Lessons to be Learned

In September of 2016 IBM hired their first CMO with experience in the startup world as well as in big business. Her name is Michelle Peluso. Prior to joining IBM she was the CEO of Gilt, which recently sold to Hudson Bay, owner of Saks Fifth Avenue. Michelle was the…
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LeadershipStrategy
March 23, 2017

Meet Our Advisory Board

Cat: Where are you going? Alice: Which way should I go? Cat: That depends on where you are going. Alice: I don’t know. Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go. Brain+Trust Partners has a sense of direction, but we also felt like we needed some additional brainpower to…
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StrategyUncategorized
January 25, 2017

Brand Survival in the Post-Factual Age

NOTE:  Sign up below to receive our whitepaper on this issue later this month. Perhaps the most surreal new phrase in the American lexicon is “alternative facts” -- introduced by Trump administration senior advisor Kellyanne Conway in a bizarre effort to explain or justify White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s…
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Customer ExperienceInnovationStrategy
January 17, 2017

Deaf & Blindsided: Innovation is About Listening

What does the Inauguration of the 45th American President and Blockbuster have in common? The organizations weren't listening. I know, probably an answer far less snarky than what you were expecting. However, there is a far more pragmatic and important reality impacting your business you need to recognize. With the holiday season…
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Business NewsMediaTrust
December 7, 2016

When Media Attack

  Note: this commentary originally appeared as an episode of The Full Monty show. You can listen to it here: So much about the political and media cycle in 2016 has been unusual, uncommon, or unprecedented. If anyone thought this pattern would end once the election was over, the past…
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Business NewsSecurityStrategy
October 25, 2016

Cybersecurity and the CMO

(Photo credit: Yuri Samoilov via Flickr Creative Commons) You might not have realized it, but on October 21, 2016, the role of the CMO — and writ larger, business itself — changed forever. Last Friday’s DDoS attacks on the Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure took out much of the Internet across North…
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