your message
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Plan on Sharing Your Message in New Ways

Recently, I was asked to speak to a history class about a play I am directing. Being a history buff, I enjoy any opportunity to share stories about earlier times and the parallels that can be drawn between then and now. However, this also was…
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Top Takeaways for Winning Marketing Plays

The Super Bowl is always a hot topic here at Chartwell. Not for what did or did not happen during the game but for the commercials. We’ll save the discussion of the halftime show for another time. We all have our favorites and the ones that…
target audience
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Target Audience: Make Sure You're Hitting the Bullseye

When marketing your organization, it’s important to have a strategy for your marketing audience – both who they are and where they’re located. The best approach is to have a multi-platform strategy that reaches your target audience on…
strategic planning
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The Awesome Adventure of Planning for the Year Ahead

Some of us relish this time of the year: strategic planning time. Like children anticipating and hoping for what may be under the tree on Christmas morning, we entrepreneurs look forward to the endless possibilities of the year ahead. For us,…
Accountability
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Accountability is Key to Any Organization

Accountability is the key to the health of any organization. According to Forbes, it helps strengthen culture, ensures ownership, builds trust, sets expectations, achieves common goals and helps define the mission. Recently, I was fortunate…
You are Your Own Brand
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Shaping a personal brand.

Branding is the art of shaping a perception – helping others think, know and feel something. We’re used to associating brands with companies, but the importance of personal branding is a relatively new concept. While big names like Oprah…
Ladies who crunch? – How Doritos might have gotten it wrong.
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Ladies who crunch? – How Doritos might have gotten it wrong.

In a recent interview with Freakonomics, Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, shared some of the company’s thoughts on gender differences in the snack food industry. Specifically, she teased some of the innovations coming from Doritos. Nooyi explains…