Mike Edmonds has been in the advertising game for 40 years, including co-founding his own agency, Meerkats. He’s just published a book called Truth. Growth. Repeat: A Business Manual for Generation Why.
It’s all about authenticity and it’s a practical guide to help brands embrace their own truth.
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Here are some key take-outs:
- The consumer is now far more sophisticated and they will call you out when you’re inauthentic. What’s more, they have a platform to do it on, thanks to social media
- You need to understand your true purpose (or motive) for being in business. That can become your compass, to keep you on the right path
- People won’t buy from you just because you’re authentic; they will buy from you because of what happens when you run an authentically driven company
- True purpose opens markets.
On My Desk
- Mike recommended the Naked Brand video
- Sarah recommended an article called ‘Post-Authenticity and the Ironic Truths of Meme Culture’
- Nic recommended a courier app called Zoom2U
- James suggested an article called ‘What kind of person does Netflix Favourites think I am?’
Links you might need
- You can find Mike’s book here or read more here
- And we’re giving away a copy of Mike’s book. Just tweet @Brand_Newsroom saying you’d like a copy of the book. We’ll notify the winners next week.
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Recently James, Sarah and Nic discussed career mentoring with Dr Helen Cripps, as part of our mini “mentoring season”.
And in this episode the team takes a look at business mentoring.
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