Published: Nov 4, 2015
There’s a spirit of energy at Arby's, where new CEO Paul Brown and his team are bringing innovation to products and services, as well as employee and franchisee relations. Coming off 18 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth, Arby's is considered a star in the industry, rivaling (and even outpacing) the success of Chipotle. ... [ read more ]
Published: Jun 21, 2016
Few people in academia better understand the convergence of analytics and Enterprise Engagement than Charles Scherbaum, Associate Professor of Psychology at Baruch College and a member of the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Scherbaum, an early contributor to the Enterprise Engagement Alliance curriculum on analytics... [ read more ]
Published: May 31, 2017
The larger or more geographically spread out the organization, the greater the issues related to diversity. Beyond the regulatory and ethical obligations to recruit employees and market to customers... [ read more ]
Published: Apr 8, 2015
A shift is taking place in workplace wellness related to the concept of Enterprise Engagement, linking wellness strategies to an organization’s culture, retention, productivity, performance and even customer and employee satisfaction. By Amy Kramer & Paula Godar.
Wellness goes beyond the obvious benefits of lowering healthcare claims,... [ read more ]
Published: Dec 24, 2014
The Hampton brand has knocked down its walls to unleash its culture – both internally and externally. Dictionary.com defines corporate culture as "the distinctive ethos of an organization that influences the level of formality, loyalty and general behavior of its employees."... [ read more ]
Published: Aug 14, 2013
If recognition is thoroughly woven into the fabric of your culture, it becomes a true measurement tool of individual and organizational performance... [ read more ]
Published: Nov 12, 2012
In this paper, one in a series for our Enterprise Engagement curriculum, we examine a critically important element of enterprise engagement – moving from strategy to execution. This paper is targeted at organizations that wish to move from talking about and planning enterprise engagement to implementing the initiatives at a tactical and measurable level – throughout the enterprise and for all key constituents. The main objective of this paper is to assist the reader through practical, clear and readily available techniques, practices and tools to implement enterprise engagement across the organization.... [ read more ]
Published: Jul 1, 2015
Over the last 20 years, many organizations have adopted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives aimed at allocating some corporate profits and resources to address social, environmental, or other issues important to the community. In this recent TEDx talk entitled "The Social Responsibility of Business," Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at... [ read more ]
Engagement Event Returns $2 for Every Dollar Spent
The Enterprise Engagement Alliance (EEA) recently announced that research measuring the return on investment (ROI) of an annual meeting of healthcare insurance brokers that stressed training, relationship-building and networking opportunities found the sponsoring company enjoyed a return of almost $2 for every $1 invested in the program. Initial results reported in March revealed that the program had a profound impact on the way brokers thought and felt about the company, its products and its people. Parts 1 and 2 of the study, The 'ROI in Channel Partner' Conferences – A Case Study, can be downloaded here.
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Published: Mar 2, 2016
In the old days, when no one could measure the economic benefits of engagement, it was a "nice to have." Now it’s essential. It's a critical competitive edge. With sales growth slowing and competition continuing to grow in many industries, market share goes to those organizations that "wow" not only their ... [ read more ]
Published: Jan 18, 2017
This is the first installment of a three-part series on the creation of engagement standards, their evolution, research supporting them and potential implications.... [ read more ]
Published: Jan 23, 2017
The decision in 2015 by the stewards of ISO 9001 to create Quality Management Principles that include engagement is supported by both researchers and workplace observers who have observed ISO standard compliance in action. A study of ISO compliance... [ read more ]
Published: Feb 6, 2017
So what will happen should ISO go beyond the issuance of its Quality Management Principles and eventually approves formal standards for engagement? The opportunity could be significant, says Lee S. Webster, Secretary for ISO TAG 260, which has oversight over the engagement standards.... [ read more ]
Published: Jan 3, 2017
The rise of engagement is creating demand for a new type of technology: the engagement portal. As reported by the Starr Conspiracy in its report, 2016 Employee Vendor Brandscape, ... [ read more ]
Published: Aug 11, 2015
A critical element of Enterprise Engagement involves studying the diverse audiences and specific engagement levers that need to be addressed in order to understand the facts behind certain key assumptions. Research plays a major role in that effort. ... [ read more ]
Published: Aug 17, 2017
In his book, Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely details an experiment that pitted three motivators against each other. ... [ read more ]
The Bach Collection is sold through distributor showrooms and branches to builders and plumbers. This channel is extremely competitive. Distributors typically sell products from as many as twelve manufacturers and, at any given time, they may be exposed to 5-7 active promotions designed to capture their attention and time. To cut through the promotion clutter, Performance Plus Marketing recommended a high-impact sweepstakes structure for "The Sounds of Success."
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Pick-n-Pay, a South African supermarket chain with 265 stores, opted to rebuild its corporate image, emphasizing such tenets as respect, dignity, and freedom for all individuals.
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When Mohawk Industries, a $2-billion manufacturer of carpets and rugs, acquired several prestigious brands, it took considerable resources of time and money. The expansion and consolidation process inevitably affected some of the company's key residential dealers.
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More than 200 million game pieces were circulated on the caps of white milk gallons, supported by point-of-sale materials installed in participating grocery stores. Consumers collect game pieces for an opportunity to win a grand prize, promoted with the tag line, "Live Like a Milk Mustache Celebrity for One Year!" The winner gets his or her own milk mustache ad in a national publication, along with a trip for two to the October 2000 World Series, the January 2001 Super Bowl, and Hollywood. A milkshake date with Ivana Trump, his and hers mountain bikes, and a plethora of other prizes are also included.
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There’s amusement to be had for all at a carnival. There are spinning, flashing rides, whimsical music and, of course, icy snow cones. These things came to mind when Lynne DuVivier, president of Westport, Connecticut-based The Creative Factor, Inc. (UPIC: CREATEIT) was approached by HBO to develop a campaign for its show, Carnivŕle.... [ read more ]
Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), founded in 1936, has members from more than 400 advertisers, advertising agencies, research firms, media companies, educational institutions, and international organizations. Its mission is to improve the practice of advertising, marketing, and media research in pursuit of more effective marketing and advertising communications.... [ read more ]
American Advertising Federation (AAF) binds the mutual interests of corporate advertisers, agencies, media companies, suppliers, and academia as well as promoting diversity in advertising by hiring from a diverse culture pool. Member benefits include an annual marketing conference, an advertising conference, a government conference, publications, and a job bank.... [ read more ]
This series of media mailings was meant to promote consumer interest in a new book on American drive-ins.... [ read more ]
The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession.... [ read more ]
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