Though I don’t completely understand what goes on behind the walls of the Dachis Group in Austin, TX, I’m a big fan of their consulting practice and pursuit of Social Business Design. Having lived in the space contiguous to the one they’re trying to reinvent — creating more effective businesses through improved web 2.0 collaboration – I like how they have outlined the category and believe their Social Business Design terminology will stick. Like ERP.
They have money, are willing to spend it, and have a client list to die for.
Peter Kim, an early group member, wrote a post talking about the speed with which some companies are implementing social business change. Much of the work his company does is with large enterprises but large enterprises are like battleships when it comes to new stuff. I wonder if the Dachis Group might speed up adoption of its services by serving early adopter small and mid-size businesses – the first to rebound in an economic recovery. Talk about the need to do more with less. A small business practice at Dachis might also help inform the enterprise group and cover more of the business ecosystem. A thought. Peace!
January 19, 2018 in Marketing
Back a couple of decades ago I wrote a memo to the president of FCB/Lever Katz, an ad agency in NYC, during a new business pitch for the consumer portion of the AT&T account, expected to be a $200 million dollar account. There had been a reorganization of AT&T and the head of the business […]
January 5, 2018 in Marketing
I found a little piece of scratch paper in my pile with this quote on it: “Customers who share your values will be attracted to your brand and are likely to become loyal to your brand and even enthusiastic advocates.” The quote was by Brad Van Auken of Forbes. If you believe this statement raise […]
January 4, 2018 in Marketing
I’ve done a good deal of brand work with startups. It’s not the easiest work but it is exciting because a great deal of the planning takes place “beyond the dashboard.” When I break out the “24 Questions,” (the follow the money questions) there’s not a lot of history to discuss. No last year’s earnings. […]
January 3, 2018 in Marketing
I’ve never used the word inchoate in a blog post before. Its definition is hard to remember, as is its pronunciation. I means “not fully formed” or “partially in existence.” Okay, okay you know where this is going. Am I that transparent? Most brands use inchoate brand strategy. Everyone says that have a brand strategy. […]
January 2, 2018 in Marketing
Brand strategy is, in a word, discipline. I define brand strategy as an organizing principle for product, experience and messaging; that’s all fine and good. But if the paper strategy isn’t actualized by management and marketing, all is for naught. As someone who came up in the ad business, I know that getting work approved […]
December 29, 2017 in Brand Strategy
Before Christmas, I was removing dead strings of Christmas lights from garland – not a recommended pastime – and as the mind wandered I thought of my favorite pastime brand planning. While hunting for the next light in the branches I found that my sense of touch was often more powerful than my eyesight. When […]
November 21, 2017 in Marketing
I was going over some notes taken during a recent WARC webinar presented by (my boy) Faris Yakob and came across a slide on the customer journey. I’m a fan of customer journey having created a facsimile I call Twitch Point Planning. Twitch Point Planning attempts to “understand, map and manipulate a customer closer to […]