Given the current Coronavirus pandemic, clearly we need to be extremely cautious about venturing outside but if, like me, you have been out for a daily walk round your neighbourhood (respecting social distancing of course) you might notice something new and interesting. Drawings and paintings are springing up all over the place, displayed on windows and doors. These images, created by children, show vibrant rainbows often with some positive and inspiring words like ‘be brave’, ‘stay safe’ or ‘spread the colour’.
Let's be honest, we have all started business social media channels with the best of intentions only to find ourselves struggling to keep up with the constant demand for content, engagement and growth.
Social media is a key factor in building your brand, but it can be hard to find the time needed to produce the required level of 'stuff' to fill the gaps. The year is now approaching its end so now could be the perfect time to revamp your social media accounts ahead of 2020.
The fundamental challenge that we have when applying reason to the subject of brand is that great brand is great emotion. And this gives us a dichotomy, which is neatly summed up in a strategic principle that I apply called, 'Making Thinking Visible.' Without the rational, in-depth, analytical, left-brain approach, it is hard to have the right positioning and messaging associated with a brand in a creative, emotional space.
The Fifth Ring Houston team recently buried a time capsule in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The time capsule—to be opened on 08/08/28—is meant to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and envision the future. Below is the message that the time capsule contained.
Cross your fingers. Make a wish. Knock on wood. These acts of hope are so old that we don’t even know how they started off the top of our head. Of course we know it doesn’t have a direct impact on any outcomes, but it’s the spirit behind them that seems to make a difference in the moment.
It’s an interesting world out there for the modern CEO in the world of oil and gas. Not only has the economic environment altered, technology has changed how buyers behave as well. It’s no longer enough to continue saying the same things to the same people in the same manner – and that presents its own challenges, regardless of the price of a barrel of oil.