Posts Tagged:Michael Chase

4 Unifying Principles could have saved Kodak

4 Unifying Principles could have saved Kodak. Just finished a great book entitled Be Like Amazon: Even a Lemonade Stand Can Do It, and there it was again – the story of Kodak and how they failed to stand by their unifying principles. It still boggles my mind today that a company that dominated our lexicon, was…

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C2 Montreal – Commerce meets Creativity and truly anything BUT business as usual

C2 Montreal – Commerce meets Creativity and truly anything BUT business as usual. I was, once again, very honoured to speak at this year’s C2 Montreal conference. This was the sixth annual round for the Sid Lee founded, otherworldly Cirque du Soleil marketing extravaganza – a creativity-meets-commerce conference that is about as far from most run-of-the-mill…

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Wham! Bam! Pow! Batman rocks his content – Lego Style

Wham! Bam! Pow! Batman rocks his content – Lego Style. Walking through a dimly lit room in my home and accidentally stepping on a sharp “mini block of pain” is universal at this point. Yes, Lego, those wee ubiquitous, interlocking, multi-coloured Danish building blocks that have been in our lexicon and a mainstay in children’s play…

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6 Key Visual Content Marketing Trends in 2017

6 Key Visual Content Marketing Trends in 2017. The Content Marketing arena has grown by leaps and bounds in only a matter of years. Today, St. Joseph is immersively working with brands looking to tell richer, more vibrant stories, as well as create video and photographic imagery that captures imaginations, cuts through the clutter and…

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Google strikes with ‘YouTube TV’ – 40 Channels for $35

Google strikes with ‘YouTube TV’ – 40 Channels for $35. Just as we released our last Mashup on Amazon succeeding as a major disruptive force, here comes Google – taking a big swing at cable television. YouTube announces that for just $35 a month, they will offer access to live TV from over 40 providers,…

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Amazon A-GO-GO (What else can Amazon disrupt?)

Amazon A-GO-GO. What else can Amazon disrupt? It wasn’t enough that they figured out the world of grab and go, no strings attached, making it super convenient for – you guessed it – consumers. And, it wasn’t enough that they delivered the first products by drone (oh yes, you’ll love this feature when it’s -8…

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Is every day Valentine’s Day for a brand?

Is every day Valentine’s Day for a brand? Coming out of Valentine’s last week, it got me thinking… how tough it is to be a brand these days, with the relentless struggle to connect with and be loved by your public. Social Media has taken what used to be a one-way dialogue (with the brand…

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New technologies to transform not only everyday, but save lives in 2017

New technologies to transform not only everyday, but save lives in 2017. That was the press release heading for this year’s Deloitte Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions. “Not only will machine learning revolutionize how we conduct simple tasks through our mobile devices, but it will also improve our safety through platforms such as autonomous…

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NY to London for a little business and high tea?

NY to London for a little business and high tea? I had no concept that commercial airlines fly no faster today than they did in the 1950s. Given the huge advancements and technological leaps in every other arena, plus the quantum jumps in aerospace (isn’t Elon Musk planning a Mars shot?!), why are we not…

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Meet George Jetson

Meet George Jetson. In less than a decade, Uber has redefined the shared economy, gutted the taxi industry, and scaled to a $70 billion dollar company along the way. But now they have done it. They have just announced a project called ‘Elevate,’ which promises flying cars. Yes, flying cars. Instantly, I was transported to the vision…

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