Something is definitely happening in our culture. We think it's a new consumer revolution.
The fact is we all consume to live. The food we put in our bodies, the clothes we put on our backs, the devices we use to do our jobs, and the energy that goes into everything we touch. Together we consume A LOT. Yet our expectations are too low. We think we have to accept the bad that comes with the good. The pollution that comes with the energy. The unsafe working conditions that come with low prices. The toxic materials that come with convenient packaging.
We can do better. Wanting stuff isn't going to change. So maybe it's time to want more – more from ourselves and more from the people who make our stuff.
The duties of citizen and consumer are colliding.
To be a concerned citizen requires that we become concerned consumers because the reality is, corporations will impact our future as much as governments will. Voting beyond the ballot box with our purchasing power is rapidly becoming a powerful individual tool in the democratic experience.
We see ourselves as advocates in a new consumer revolution. One founded on the principles that we have the power and the tools to reshape the world again.
We humbly put our shoulders behind the best ideas and look forward to some laughs along the way. Just because the fate of our children lies in the balance, doesn't mean we can't have a good time.
Smart companies are realizing that being an advocate for your customer in your category is good for the brand and good for business. And the companies that are founded on this idea and/or are transforming themselves are also enjoying great business results. We help big companies and titans of industry uncover the consumer advocate hiding inside the layers of corporate BS. In fact, there is nothing we enjoy more.
Opening up minds to the reality of the business world that surrounds us with a tone of optimism isn't an easy balance to strike. But we do because we believe that human creativity and ingenuity will once again allow us to realize an even greater success for ourselves and our progeny. Over the past twenty years, we've spoken to audiences both public and private on issues including creativity, business development, innovation management, sustainability, consumer activism and more. (See examples here.)
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