Category: Strategy

  • Why Innovation Really Eats Strategy For Breakfast.

    It happens not very often, but every now and then I stumble upon an article that is pretty much complete bullshit. Usually, you discover at least something valuable in an article. Not this time. In his piece “Why innovation eats strategy for breakfast”, Josh Linkner argues that…well, that innovation beats strategy, because innovation changes the […]

  • A 20 Minute Sprint Through Digital Age

    I sincerely recommend watching Scott Galloway’s talk at DLD NY about the winners and losers in the digital age. He ratters through his speech like a machine gun, but most of his words make a clear point. He observes an increasing visualization of content, not only on the web but everywhere, and consequently declares Instagram […]

  • The Top 6 Things You Shouldn’t Waste Time On In 2014

    We all like compiling lists (just take a look into your Twitter feed, there should be a few of them zipping around at that very moment), so I figured I’d compose one of my own. Today, on the eve of an exciting new year, I present to you: the top 6 things you shouldn’t waste time […]

  • Survey: The Best Agencies To Learn Planning.

    Disclaimer: I am currently working for thjnk in Hamburg. End of last year I’ve conducted a short online survey. I was curious to find out which advertising agencies Strategic Planners consider good places to learn the craft. So I asked where they would send their children to pick up the knowledge. Due to poor attendance […]

  • The Strategic Puzzle: 5 Steps Toward A Strategic Plan

    I have been working as a Junior Strategic Planner for the last 18 months. 18 months of watching, learning, doing – and yet I felt like I was missing a piece of the puzzle. I felt like I needed a plan. A plan that guides me in a project from nothing to something close to […]

  • Survey: If Your Child Wanted To Become A Planner…

    I became a planner without wanting to become one. Almost accidentally. That’s nice because this way I never really had to deal with the challenge of “becoming a planner”. But what if there are people out there who deliberately want to become planners or strategists and don’t know where to start? That’s why I decided […]

  • Brand and User Experience: The Rule of One

    I’ve been attending an inspiring event held at fork unstable media in Hamburg recently. Karen McGrane (@karenmcgrane) and Josh Clark (@globalmoxie) have been talking about content strategy and mobile development. The following paragraphs are a wrap-up of what they said, what I think they said, and what I took away from those two hours. I […]

  • Two Questions on Brand Differentiation.

    I have read a really interesting article dealing with the question if it might actually be more important for a brand to be interesting than being different. If I got it right, the author argues that research shows that people don’t really make differences between particular brands, marking the whole process of positioning and differentiating at […]

  • Customers Catering to Customers

    Converse is extending their campaign with a new sales approach onto Facebook. Users can design their own pair(s) of Converse and sell them to their friends and/or can even open their own store. Since the program only launches in the UK and US, I wasn’t able to try it, however, this post deals more with […]