Firebrand has made its first hire. Here we take a look at the character and mindset you need for the initial team members.
Firebrand is now a month old. We’re signing up our first clients, hiring our first team members, and getting the systems in place. Agency life is a rollercoaster, so right now after the big climb to launch, we’re accelerating into the drop, hands in the air while screaming something joyously incoherent a few octaves too high for respectability. We’re having fun, so I thought I’d share five lessons learned so far.
Sometimes we confuse fear with love. Even more bizarrely, if we’re frightened, we might unwittingly interpret that as being attracted to someone nearby. This could be awkward – but why does it happen? And what does it mean for your next hot date?
Customer expectations actually change their experience of a product or service. Marketers can prime expectations to improve satisfaction.
Attitudes are indicative of our future behavior. As marketers it’s important, we understand what attitudes are, what shapes them and how we might change them.
Stories are important – they capture attention and they drive action. Let’s take a look at what happens in our brains when we hear stories and how it impacts our behavior.
Recent studies in neuroscience have proven that stories shape emotions, and emotions drive actions. So which plots will make your stories more memorable?
After twenty years, I am leaving my PR agency, LEWIS. That’s a long time to work with one firm, especially in an industry where average tenure is about three years. So I thought I’d take this chance to talk about two things – the importance of tenure, and what’s next for me personally.
Creativity, like love and happiness, is a common concept but hard to define. If we want to increase our creativity, we need a clear concept of what it means. So let’s take a look.
If we want to be more creative, we need to understand where ideas actually come from. Is there a part of the brain where all ideas are born? Let’s find out.