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Davos is Not Dead But It’s Finding Its New Self

Davos is Not Dead But It’s Finding Its New Self

by Aleksandra Barnes| May 27, 2022

Davos is a bit like marmite: synonymous with wealth, prestige and power, many businesses whose success rests on free trade and the ability to forecast economic trends, see it as an annual pilgrimage for mega-concentrated networking. Others decry it as a talking shop, and a façade for the most privileged 1% to travel by jet, […]

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2022 Inflation: How It Affects Businesses, Politics and Regulations

by Alec Varsamis| May 19, 2022

Inflation is making its mark on Americans. And it’s not a pretty picture. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained near 40-year highs in April, hitting an annual increase of 8.3% while inflation adjusted earnings for workers decreased 2.3% year over year. Looking only at food prices, this category rose 9.4% annually, second only to energy […]

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Super Bowl 2022: The New Normal

by Patrick Wixted| January 20, 2022

Super Bowl 2022, the sports and cultural event of the year, is squarely on the horizon, but sunny LA is getting a bit clouded due to Covid-19 concerns caused by the Omicron variant. As my esteemed colleague Lisa Sullivan indicated in her blog post about CES, Omicron isn’t delaying our return to normal, it’s accelerating […]

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Seven Things I Learned at NRF 2022

by Abby Lovett| January 19, 2022

I picked my eight-year-old daughter up from a playdate the evening before I departed for NRF 2022, “Retail’s Big Show.” As they were parting ways, my kiddo and her friend exchanged avatar information. When I asked her buddy why she had decided to go with an avatar that is a mustachioed man in a Hawaiian […]

Hitting Reset on CES 2022

Hitting Reset on CES 2022

by Lisa Sullivan| January 4, 2022

What Will This Week’s Show Teach Us About the Year Ahead for the Technology Industry? CES has long been viewed as a bellwether for the technology industry. In boom years, the Convention Center and surrounding hotels have been bursting at the seams, and the residents of Las Vegas welcomed us with open arms.  Hopes were high that CES 2022 would mark a major […]

Show Up. Stand Up. Why Values-Based Leadership is the New Normal

Show Up. Stand Up. Why Values-Based Leadership is the New Normal

by Mike Doyle| November 9, 2021

Looking at the year ahead and the powerful mix of opportunities and obstacles, the real new normal is that there isn’t one. How we as marketers and communications professionals tell our brand stories and showcase values-based leadership is more important than ever.   During AMA’s Coffee Break series, two leaders at Ketchum and I took time […]