Disney Parks’ Foundational Activity


VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Would you like to see a quick visual example of a strategic positioning activity for a giant multinational brand? Really, who doesn’t. Let’s take a look. In just a few seconds this guy is going to demonstrate a key strategic positioning aspect of Disney Theme parks. [Gaston gets a little girl who is crying a free cinnamon bun.] Let’s see that again…Did you catch it? What...

Is your business or industry ripe for disruption?


The term “disruption” continues to be overused in our economy, so defining exactly what it is vs. what it isn’t also continues to be difficult. I offer a basic view of disruption that can help before reading this article, should you need more context. There are two main benefits to understanding disruption. The first is having a better idea of how to be the disruptor. The second is how to realize...

Client or Customer?


    Through my work in and with various agencies over past decade or more I’ve noticed a problematic trend: a confusion between who is a client and who is a customer. Businesses should keep in mind that each relationship requires a different point-of-view. This is most critical when looking for a new vendor. No, you’re not partners. I don’t like the term “partner” for client...

Marvel’s MCU innovation strategy


Marvel, a brand once on the precipice of bankruptcy, has become one of the leading intellectual property sets in the world. Now owned by Disney, they have benefited from taking part in one of the key benefits offered by the Mouse House: activity fit. Even if you’re not a fan of the Marvel movies and episodic shows it’s important to recognize how they became so successful. The Marvel Cinematic...


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