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The latest views and opinions on brand purpose, corporate citizenship, company culture, and storytelling from thinkPARALLAX.

Why Brand Communicators Deserve a Seat at the Strategy Table

by Guusje Bendeler on Tuesday October 30, 2018

Anything that can have implications on the perception of the brand should be reviewed and weighed in on by brand communication experts. But even beyond general awareness, interplay and collaboration b.... READ MORE

How to Communicate Diversity and Inclusion When You Aren’t Quite There Yet

by thinkPARALLAX on Wednesday October 24, 2018

While sustainability and citizenship mean different things to different people, these terms are most commonly associated with a company’s impact on the external world, focusing heavily on social and.... READ MORE

How to set up and manage your team for a successful sustainability reporting process - A webinar

by thinkPARALLAX on Thursday September 27, 2018

Sustainability reporting can be a long, intensive, and an arduous process. As a branding and communications agency with more than ten years of experience helping Fortune 500 companies create and disse.... READ MORE

Why communication makes or breaks your sustainability strategy

by Jonathan Hanwit on Thursday September 20, 2018

Did you know that Walmart is spearheading an initiative to avoid one billion metric tons (a gigaton) of greenhouse gases from the global value chain by 2030? Or that 7-Eleven has an “Operation Chill.... READ MORE

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Taking a stand: Nike Just did it right

by Nathan Sanfaçon on Thursday September 6, 2018

Brands taking a stand is all the buzz these days as more than two-thirds of consumers believe it’s important for brands to take a stance on prevalent political and social issues – a figure expecte.... READ MORE

Going Beyond “Purpose” to Build Brighter Brands and Better Businesses - A free webinar

by thinkPARALLAX on Wednesday July 11, 2018

Gain practical strategies to embed and communicate purpose within your organization from the inside out..... READ MORE

How Purpose Can Help Alleviate Problems Faced by the Embattled Energy Industry

by Nathan Sanfaçon on Monday July 2, 2018

When we think of a company’s purpose, we often acknowledge it as the company’s “why” – its reason for being in business beyond making a profit. While this is true, purpose is much more than .... READ MORE

The Outdoor Office: Integrating the Benefits of Nature into Our Workplaces

by Jonathan Hanwit on Monday July 2, 2018

The environmental sustainability community has approached a true “green” building standard through their LEED Certification program, nudging the construction industry in the direction of sustainab.... READ MORE

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The Bright Side of the Brand - Going beyond “purpose” to build brighter brands and better businesses

by thinkPARALLAX on Thursday May 31, 2018

The “brand purpose” bandwagon has become awfully crowded. And as more and more brands seek to capitalize on the opportunity to cast themselves in a more authentic, meaningful light, the language o.... READ MORE

The benefits of a signature citizenship initiative

by Jonathan Hanwit on Thursday May 3, 2018

A national organization recently approached thinkPARALLAX for strategic consultation on the development of a signature volunteer program. The company already has a strong foundation in place, with 34%.... READ MORE

Earth to Starbucks: Racial bias is bigger than you

by thinkPARALLAX on Thursday April 19, 2018

In response to the recent news that a Starbucks manager called 911 leading to the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia location, Starbucks announced that they will be closing 8,000 US stores to c.... READ MORE

How purpose unlocks disruptive innovation

by Jonathan Hanwit on Thursday April 12, 2018

In today’s era of rapid innovation, companies of all sizes must constantly evolve in order to remain competitive. Disruptive innovation can happen to any industry at any time, so staying ahead of th.... READ MORE

Marketer’s adoption of brand purpose

by Jonathan Hanwit on Thursday April 5, 2018

Last week, I traveled to Dana Point, California to attend the ANA Brand Master conference, a 3-day event focused on marketing and advertising, with many sessions led by CMOs for national and multinati.... READ MORE

3 Approaches to building customer trust through transparency

by Jonathan Hanwit on Wednesday March 28, 2018

In February, KFC in the United Kingdom had a bit of an issue — they ran out of chicken. While the irony is almost comical, fried chicken lovers in Britain were outraged, and the internal stress KFC .... READ MORE

5 Reasons why purpose matters to employees

by Guusje Bendeler on Thursday March 29, 2018

We talk a lot about corporate values these days (think Uber, CVS and DICK’S Sporting Goods), and the need to know what an employer stands for. When our employer’s values are clearly stated and act.... READ MORE

Purpose-driven employees are your strongest brand ambassadors

by Guusje Bendeler on Tuesday January 23, 2018

You’ve probably read the proliferation of literature about the benefits of hiring purpose-driven employees, which can result in increased productivity, higher retention rates, and more effective col.... READ MORE

5 Hacks to activate purpose in the workplace

by Jonathan Hanwit on Friday January 12, 2018

It should come as no surprise that purpose - defined as your company’s aspirational reason for being beyond profit - plays a key role in the direction of your business on multiple levels. Purpose is.... READ MORE

Uber’s leadership crisis and how values impact brand

by thinkPARALLAX on Monday October 23, 2017

It appears that Uber’s chickens have come home to roost. A steady drip of negative stories over the past several weeks has snowballed into a full communications crisis — one that peaked recently,.... READ MORE

Building an Engaged Work Culture - Culture starts with a purpose

by Jonathan Hanwit on Thursday March 3, 2016

Over the course of history, factors like politics, geography and economics have shaped the personalities of regions throughout the world – leaving each one with its own distinct and unmistakable fla.... READ MORE

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