The State of Trust (in Under Three Minutes)

The 13th annual Edelman Trust Barometer contains some very interesting developments on the state of consumer trust. Some points that caught my attention included: Technology is the most trusted industry, while banks and financial institutions are the least trusted. Only 18 percent of those surveyed trusted business leaders, and only 13 percent trusted government leaders.… Read More

Converged Media Imperative

Converged media has been a hot topic the last two years and is picking up speed in 2013. This concept represents a blurring of the lines between the three types of media: paid, earned and owned. I don’t think there are many who would disagree that this is happening and will continue. But another important… Read More

We Have Seen the Brand, and It is Not Our Enemy

The explosion of social media hasn’t been good for branding. Somewhere along the way, branding seems to have developed a bad name (although still not as bad as public relations). I saw a comment the other day on a social media platform to the effect that the concept of branding was outdated because “we’re all… Read More