Chevrolet: #TechnologyAndStuff

https://vimeo.com/126622999 Major League Baseball’s 2014 World Series had just ended. An MVP had been named. And Chevrolet had a chance to show off its tech-loaded 2015 Colorado pickup in a post-game presentation. Thanks to some nerves, though, the presentation veered…

Olay: Your Best Beautiful

https://vimeo.com/126623791 Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder. But for women in Thailand, there’s a twist: Three out of four are afraid of making themselves more beautiful, expecting ridicule. Beauty brand Olay wanted to inspire Thai…

FleishmanHillard Names Bill Power Managing Director, Global Brand Marketing

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 – FleishmanHillard today announced that Bill Power has been named managing director, global brand marketing. Power will be responsible for developing truly integrated products and services across FleishmanHillard’s global network, and will work with regional…

Department of Defense/TRICARE Management Activity: That Guy

Funded by the Department of Defense (DoD)/TRICARE, the multiyear That Guy campaign demonstrably reduced binge drinking among junior enlisted military personnel where the campaign had been implemented versus where it had not. Solidly based in research and founded on behavior…

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The CMO of the Future

[YouTube]KZDMNU9q5DY[/YouTube]Over the last few years, we've written a lot about leveraging innovation for success during the recent recession. But what about after the recession, as companies assess the damage and start to rebuild? According to a recently released study of…

Kevin Carroll’s Reading List

We are back from the very exciting and informative two-day http://www.cocastl.org/subpage.cfm?vSection=cocabiz&vPage=bizcamp hosted by St. Louis' own COCA (Center of Creative Arts). We learned a lot and will share our insights with you on this blog over the coming weeks, but…

Follow Us From #COCAbiz

On Monday and Tuesday, I will be live tweeting from COCAbiz's Business Creativity Conference 2011 "Play @ Work." COCAbiz is the newly formed business training division of St. Louis' Center of Creative Arts (COCA). Its mission is “to build a…

CGI America Delivers Innovative Solutions to U.S. Economic Problems

[YouTube]JVNmESuPRNA[/YouTube] According to ABCNews.com, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said today that “dealing with (the White House) the last couple months has been like dealing with Jell-O. Some days it's firmer than others. Sometimes it's like they've left it out…

Can Innovation Be Learned?

On Wednesday, the Harvard Business Review posted a video interview with Brigham Young University (BYU) Professor Jeff Dyer about learnings from his upcoming book, The Innovator's DNA. In the video, Dyer discusses the ways people innovate. He and his co-authors,…

Declare Your Support for Innovation in the United States

On July 4, 1776, our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. On July 4 this year, we ask that you sign the Declaration of Innovation. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association's Innovation Movement (CEA), the Declaration of Innovation is…

5 Innovation Lessons from Solar Roadways

[YouTube]Ep4L18zOEYI[/YouTube]When the Federal Highway Administration solicited proposals for a new pavement system that could generate power and pay for itself over its lifetime, Scott and Julie Brusaw stepped up to the challenge with their Solar Roadwaysâ„¢, a road made entirely…

9 Tips for Organizational Change Management

On Tuesday, Neal Conan of NPR's “Talk of the Nation” interviewed the leaders of two different institutions about the challenges they faced while undergoing recent organizational change. The first was Alan Merten, president of George Mason University (GMU) in Northern…

Developing New Business Ideas is No Easy Feat

According to The Wall Street Journal, every year the big four TV networks receive “elevator pitches” for 500 TV plot lines. Of these, only four to eight become new series. And only one or two of those will have multiple…

Is the Problem with the U.S. Education System Not Enough Play?

Over the course of the past decade, we've been flooded with news and reports of the United States' demise in terms of innovation and global competitiveness. Each one of these reports shares grim statistics about problems with U.S. education, including…