Let's talk about planning. Even better, let's be clear what we mean by the word, then let's talk about it.  By Brian Jacobs / The COG

The Bauhaus school of art, popular in the 1920s, is emblematic of the period’s growth and innovation. One hundred years later, its view on innovation is just as relevant, as brands and society deal with an unprecedented rate of change.

The holy grail of today’s workplace is high employee engagement. According to Gallup’s oft-cited research on the topic, just about one-third of U.S. employees are engaged on the job. That number drops to 13% worldwide, and has held steady for years. Many companies are investing heavily to identify what leads to high engagement in order to motivate employees, thereby increasing their happiness and productivity.

As it stands, the Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are America’s most wealthy and influential generation. But even the youngest Boomers are close to retirement, with millions leaving the workforce every year. As Baby Boomers pass the torch, which generation will take their place as America’s most powerful?

With changing business dynamics and increasing layers of complexity, expectations of the CPO role have increased. Insights from Deloitte’s 2021 Global CPO Survey suggest that building capabilities focused on agility is CPOs’ best bet to meet and exceed them.

Trust matters. BrandZ data show that trust is highly correlated with brand preference and equity for all types of brands. Brands that are highly trusted see stronger growth over time.

Fortú announced the launch of its digital bank account focused on Latino and Hispanic U.S. residents who remain underserved by the “one size fits all” approach of traditional financial institutions.

A follow-up to last year’s COVID-19—A Hispanic Perspective, this report is comprised of information gathered through a variety of sources, including digital activity and social listening. Developed to provide a snapshot of the “mood” of the market, the report identifies fact-based opportunitiesfor brands to make culturally relevant connections, as well as pitfalls they should avoid.

A new study suggests a majority of people think the pandemic will lead to permanent change, both at work and at home

Google and Univision announced a new, multi-year, strategic partnership to accelerate growth across Univision's portfolio of media and content properties, providing solutions that will enable it to build the media company.

After a two part series titled "Black is LOUDER than Brown", where we highlighted the incident where Dentsu’s CEO (owners of Carat Media) stated that the agency would direct more ad dollars to Black Owned and Operated Broadcasters in a program titled "Project Booker."   We have an update.

Not all of the migrants hoping to claim asylum in the United States are fleeing Central America’s violence-torn “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, contrary to popular perception.

America is undergoing an extreme makeover, thanks to rapid demographic diversification.

Global consumer confidence soared to record heights in the first quarter of 2021, according to The Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey, as vaccination campaigns broadened, travel restrictions loosened, and governments and central banks continued to provide economic stimulus.

An email is sent with no response, a phone call is not returned, a collaboration ends with no explanation. Productivity in business can be measured in various shapes and sizes, but nothing can bring the spirit of a venture to a halt like these nagging aspects of simple communication.  By Buzz Knight

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