Ever since Built to Last was published in 1994, companies have been “core value” happy. Walk into almost any corporate office and you’re bound to see words like INTEGRITY, TEAMWORK, and this a good one, QUALITY, displayed on lackluster decals. Actually, there’s a better chance that you’ll gloss right over them – but they are there. Attempting to implement core values in this way is not only ineffective, but potentially harmful to your business. Thankfully, there is a more effective alternative- guiding principles.
Posted on Oct 06, 2020 by John Paulsen
Posted on Jul 12, 2019 by John Paulsen
“Purpose Driven Creative” – We say that to clients all the time. We discover, design and develop with a client’s core purpose as our compass.
Honestly, most clients don’t really care. No seriously, many don’t give two shits about the purpose behind their brand culture, their web presence, or their marketing strategy. I’ve sat in plenty of meetings with great people who don’t understand the idea of purpose as it relates to their business. I’ve spent countless pitch calls defining the difference between brand identity/logo colors and a comprehensive brand strategy. Most don’t get it. Continue Reading →
Posted on Apr 03, 2019 by Johnny Jeffers
What is the true measure of business success? For years, successful companies have been defined by wide profit margins and exponential growth. In this day and age, however, businesses are shifting their definition of success beyond sales and revenue to also include further-reaching aspirations like purpose and social impact. Continue Reading →