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Winning a Sappi Ideas that Matter 2015 Grant: Music and Design Meet to Inspire Huge Change for Children with EB

When Doug Hebert attended a concert by Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder in 2012, he expected to see his favorite singer put on another fantastic show. What he got was so much more. Doug walked away inspired to make a difference in the lives of people he has never even met.

Interview with Genesys Works: Supporting Houston’s Youth Supports Houston Business

Robin Tooms interviewed Marian Davenport, executive director of Genesys Works – Houston, as guest host of The BusinessMakers Show. The two talked about how Genesys Works is benefitting Houston, both through its empowerment of at-risk youth and its benefit to its corporate partners.

Reach outside traditional branding teams roles for greater brand impact

Brand and marketing teams can and should think bigger. They can look for opportunities to support the business in broader ways, which in turn helps the business see value in the brand. Audrey Trevino, Global Branding Manager at MD Anderson Cancer Center, talks about how their team leverages branding to positively affect their partnerships worldwide.

Great design is not just beautiful – it’s purposeful

Design is everywhere – and in more places than you probably realize. You recognize it in billboards and book covers, but it’s also in the architecture and décor of your favorite coffee spot, along with the napkins, coffee packaging, in-store signage and even what the barista is wearing.

There are three corporate strategies — and you have to pick one

There are only three possible strategies for your company to pursue — and as much as you may want to claim all three, you can only deliver one. Steve Brody, a Vistage International chair and President of Naviond US, shares his advice for leaders making strategic decisions.

The Key to Marketing Success: Realize You’re in a Laboratory

The most successful marketing efforts aren’t preplanned. They come from experimentation and studying customer behavior. Steve Brody, current chair at Vistage International and President of Naviond US, shares why the best marketers understand that they operate in a laboratory.