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Jon Kramer publishes regarding Shopper Marketing

June 20, 2018

Massive trends are disrupting the binary roles of sales and marketing. Shopper Marketing might be the tie that binds. In the US, “Shopper Marketing” seemed to leap into the industry vernacular, driven by the Deloitte/GMA report, “Capturing a Shopper’s Mind, Heart and Wallet*.” Creating a new discipline is not so simple. While the need is clear, what new departments and budgets are supposed to do, and where they fit in the organization are not. As the environment continue to shift,…

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Allan Grafman was published in Directors and Boards

June 15, 2018

Time for GE to Split Up the CEO-Chairman Job? The structure may be derailing true independent oversight & a turnaround. John L. Flannery, GE's Chairman & CEOBy Allan Grafman and Nell Minow At April’s annual meeting, General Electric’s leadership got an earful from retirees, employees and shareholders about the company’s financial woes, with one investor calling the once preeminent Blue Chip company an “embarrassment.” GE’s unlikely mix of assets and operations was assembled and managed for decades under a board structure led…

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Allan Grafman was published in Family Business

June 15, 2018

Creating shareholder liquidity: A checklist before going public Click here to download article There is now a real investor desire, and even a need, for strong companies to be in the public markets. According to a May 2017 Ernst & Young report, the number of domestically incorporated U.S. listed companies dropped by more than 45% between 1996 and 2016. The amount of cash liquidity in the U.S. banking system is $2.2 trillion, according to Federal Reserve economic data (Dec. 7,…

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Jon Kramer publishes Customer Collaboration: Tomorrow’s Winning Strategy

June 11, 2018

Shopper Matters June 2018 Link to article What Worked Yesterday, Won’t Necessarily Work Tomorrow Positioning, strategy, reach, frequency, and audience insights. These are critical components for brands. However, dramatically changing technology, consumer behavior and shifting channel requirements now mandate major changes. We could wax endlessly – and many have – about how to best address today’s complexity. Fragmented media, digital transformation, population fragmentation, and distribution “supply chain” disruption. However, what has not been as closely dissected is the growing importance of customer…

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David Dreilinger’s Odyssey Impact wins major awards.

June 11, 2018

"Newtown," a documentary focusing on the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting, was awarded a prestigious Peabody Award this Spring, while "Notes From Dunblaine" won the Best Documentary Short Film Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.  Additionally, "The Rape of Recy Taylor" (highlighted by Oprah Winfrey in her Golden Globes speech) won the Special Prize for Human Rights Award at the Venice International Film Festival.

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Mike Lorelli interviewed by Private Equity CEO and Boards

June 11, 2018

Interview – CEO Positions at PE Portfolio Companies Introduction – Mike Lorelli Most of my career has been with PepsiCo where I was blessed to have been given the fortune to be a Division President twice. After which, I’ve been in the private equity space for 17 years. The dance card today is very interesting, colorful and rewarding. I’m an Operating Partner with Falconhead Capital, a small mid-market private equity firm in New York. I sit on four boards and…

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