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B Corps, Corporate Philanthropy and Being the Change

B Corps, Corporate Philanthropy and Being the Change

B Corps?  Don’t you mean C Corps? Nope, that isn’t a typo. Like Fair Trade certifications for coffee or USDA organic certifications for milk, B Corp is a voluntary certification... read more

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Etiquette To Etiquette: Rules For Sending Emails

When speaking about etiquette thoughts of different sized forks, multiple plates, and formal dinner attire come to mind. But there are actually a number of different situations in which etiquette... read more

Taking Skills-Based Volunteering Around the World

Taking Skills-Based Volunteering Around the World

I’m always interested to see how companies are doubling down on their employee volunteering programs, and in the process reinventing the possibilities for what these programs can become. Symantec is... read more

Social Employees: The New (Old) Trend

Social Employees: The New (Old) Trend

Everywhere I turn (at least in meeting rooms), I hear the words “Employee” and “Social” mentioned together. Companies are keen to get their employees “active” and “influencing” on social media... read more

Pro Bono Week: A Time For Skills to Shine

Pro Bono Week: A Time For Skills to Shine

What’s so special about pro bono? According to Taproot, the leading national advocate for pro bono service, pro bono has been a quiet partner in many of the key social... read more

10 Companies Donating the Most Through Giving Programs

10 Companies Donating the Most Through Giving Programs

With the recent annual Giving USA Foundation report revealing a decline in corporate giving last year, it’s time for Corporate America to regroup. Of four sources of giving that were... read more

Social Business And The Competitive Landscape

Social Business And The Competitive Landscape

It used to be relatively easy to determine who was a competitor and who was not. Competitors were, simply put, one’s rivals. They were companies that offered similar products or... read more

Social Business:  The End Of Workplace Empires?

Social Business:  The End Of Workplace Empires?

Last week our CEO, Bill McDermott, stepped into social and published his first blog post – a humbling story about his journey from corner shop to corner office. I don’t... read more

Your Future Business Is A Social Business. Are You There Yet?

Your Future Business Is A Social Business. Are You There Yet?

I hear a lot in the press about being a “Social Business”, but not many of my customers ever mention this. Strange? Yes, Worrying? Very! Is it because nobody really... read more

How To Identify Social Business Objectives

How To Identify Social Business Objectives

I’m often asked by people, “How do you identify social objectives?” My answer is always: “Tie it back to the actual business objectives.” More often than not, I’m given a... read more

Lead Generation Tips – Dealing with the Social Craziness

Lead Generation Tips – Dealing with the Social Craziness

In the world of B2B marketing, it’s still a knee-jerk reaction to dismiss a consumer approach to new lead generation tactics like social media and content. But like it or... read more

6 Ingredients for Your Next Perfect Social Media Post

6 Ingredients for Your Next Perfect Social Media Post

The posts you share on Social Media are the key towards – increased engagement, traffic and awareness to your brand online. Many businesses and marketers often want to create posts... read more

Leveraging Social For Your Business

Leveraging Social For Your Business

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Most businesses now have at least a Facebook page, if not a Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, etc. depending on your industry. If you don’t have any of these you... read more

Innovation in Social: A Look at IKEA’s Journey

Innovation in Social: A Look at IKEA’s Journey

Last week we attended the Consumer Insights and Analytics Conference in Amsterdam. But, it wasn’t all tulips, bicycles and clogs and other geopolitically insensitive stereotypes. No, we were there to... read more

There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Your Employees

There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Your Employees

If you’re involved in any activity related to managing employee volunteer programs, you need to know Chris Jarvis.  As the co-founder of Realized Worth, Chris and his intuitive team have... read more