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  • Great orgs are built on inspired talent that is difficult to manage, sometimes large in confidence and ego, strong: Kraft at @Cannes_Lions,
  • The best tend to be the most creative - and tend to be the most difficult. As a leader you must learn to live with that. Kraft @Cannes_Lions,
  • Cannes debate underway.,
  • Thanks for a great session and for the beautiful and inspiring work. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Profit of 8 pounds for every 1 spent - rallies employees in critical trading period - emotion pays @johnlewisretail,
  • 30+ media channels sustaining reach and supporting 40% of profits generated in 5 week window @johnlewisretail,
  • Started at 3m views now <45m and 85k parodies of Xmas ads - tease idea 2-3weeks in advance with bloggers @Cannes_Lions,
  • Entire agency works on the creative - team you least expect cracks it @Cannes_Lions,
  • Immense pressure when the country is waiting for your creative. JL on its creative process @Cannes_Lions,
  • Testing would have killed best creative - instead trust your smarts @Cannes_Lions,
  • Didn't realise John Lewis was a partnership @Cannes_Lions,
  • Massive effects of emotion and creative over time - would love to see awards for long running campaigns… ,
  • How do you do emotional priming in your campaigns? lessons from John Lewis,
  • Publicis prioritizing investment is super smart. Nothing to be gained from investing in Cannes. Way over priced ,
  • Cannes this year is both shallow and disappointing. Some ok content but overly commercial and no CMO agenda ,

Archive for August, 2012

  • Connect

Frame or Die

Aaker gets at the importance of framing. Worth a read

Framing has an impact on the purchasing (and voting) decisions people make. Studies have shown that people consistently prefer 75% lean meat to 25% fat, that an organization making a handbag will be perceived as warmer but less competent if a dot org label is attached to it, that the consumption of wine with a North Dakota label will be less enjoyable than the same wine with a California label, and that a risky decision framed as a potential gain will be preferred over one framed as a potential loss (Tversky and Kanneman’s prospect theory, reported in their classic 1979 article).

… When building a brand, instead of arguing about the superiority of the brand, focus on framing the discussion so that competitors’ arguments are not even on the radar screen, because they don’t speak to the key element of the brand decision.

  • Loved

MIX Mobile Coming to an App Store Near You Soon

The team at RD2 have cooked-up a great new App for Gary Hamel’s Management information Exchange. If you don’t follow the Exchange, it is a must read for any leader. Here’s the link to the Android version. IOS is in the approval process.

  • Inspired

Self-Efficacy

Was reading this post over the weekend and thought I’d share it with you. It’s well worth the read. And there is this gem that gets at the spirit of CAN:

The idea isn’t just to build a better brainstormer—but to equip people with what the Stanford psychologist Albert Bandura terms “self-efficacy.” Kelley, who ranks Bandura among the most important psychologists in history (after Freud, Skinner, and Jung), describes self-efficacy as “the sense that you can change the world and that you can do what you set out to do.” Imagine if that quality shared pride of place on diplomas and résumés with degrees and competencies? Add resilience, equanimity, and compassion—and you see the building blocks of a “skill set” that’s fit for the future.

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Site of the Week

Very cool… http://www.hellomonday.com/