It’s important to cultivate an environment that values and respects peoples’ differences and sees them for what they are-critical to the success of the organization!
, , , , , , ,

Diversity In Your Ranks

To ensure you maintain diversity in your ranks, you must be intentional and make it a priority.  It needs to start at the top and permeate every level of the organization.  Companies have to seriously evaluate recruiting, mentoring, partnership, communication, and leadership strategies and ensure that diversity is a focus. Look around.  What does your board of directors look like?    What does your leadership team look like?  What do your departments look like?  Representation matters. Leadership has to create a…...
Read More
Brand storytelling is a vital part of consumer engagement and can be used to help define your brand narrative as well as impact consumer perception.
, , , ,

Brand Storytelling

Today’s consumers are sophisticated and knowledgeable. Information is readily available and accessible. Social media doesn’t just help promote a brand -- it can be used to help define your brand narrative and impact consumer perception.  Brand storytelling is becoming a vital part of consumer engagement. Being transparent, establishing an emotional connection and making stories resonate are all important considerations as your company looks to connect with target audiences. As your content strategy develops, consider including storytelling in order to increase…...
Read More
Workforce development not only improves a person’s prospects in life, but also leads to future benefits for the businesses that hire them.
, , , , , ,

How Workforce Development Can Work For You

Workforce development is an important initiative for local governments and businesses that want to cultivate a robust, interconnected and community-based workforce and employer network. The goal of workforce development is to create a career path for individuals, while enhancing economic opportunities for businesses and communities. Workforce development benefits individuals by investing in personal and professional growth leading to a successful career, advancement and job satisfaction. Benefits for employers include: • Consistent pipeline of talent • Lower turnover rate • Improved…...
Read More
Consumer behavior is changing. Keep these three things in mind as you evaluate your strategy and evolve your marketing plan.
, , , , , ,

The Direct Approach

Now more than ever, it’s important to evaluate your marketing strategy. Consumer behavior is constantly changing, making it more important than ever to have a strategic marketing mix to reach consumers. Keep your ear to the ground, listen to your customers and keep these three things in mind as your marketing plan evolves. Evaluate your plan. Is it multi-channel? For example, direct mail can be highly effective if it’s tied to other triggers, such as email and social, all with…...
Read More