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Staying Relevant in a Fast-Paced World w/ Allen Adamson

Masters of Content

Staying relevant in a fast-paced environment and with your consumers will determine how well you flourish as a brand. The question is…how do you stay relevant? In this episode, we talk about this and more with Allen Adamson, who most recently co-founded Metaforce.com and released ‘Shift Ahead,’ a book on how to stay relevant in this fast-changing world we live in. We also talked about: Staying focused on your North Star and understanding how to tell your story Most valuable memories from working with companies like P&G in advertising Understanding how to best use customer insights in storytelling How do you become a lasting, successful brand from a ‘Buzz Idea’? For the entire interview, tune in to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts. Find Allen Adamson on LinkedIn or send him an email at Allen@Metaforce.com. 

26mins

1 Apr 2021

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Allen Adamson, Author of Shift Ahead

The Neil Haley Show

Today on Your Beautiful Day on The Gratitude Radio Network, Pearl and Neil Haley will interview Allen Adamson, Author of Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast Changing World.“The number one reason for organizational success or failure is the ability to stay relevant. Having the wherewithal to strategically shift ahead of accelerating marketplace changes is the single most critical skillset an organization can possess.”Allen Adamson Allen Adamson, a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding and author of BrandSimple, BrandDigital and The Edge: 50 Tips from Brands That Lead, has worked with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate industries ranging from packaged goods and technology, to health care and financial services, to hospitality and entertainment, as well as brands in the non-profit sector. Given his perspective and depth of experience, Allen is able to help clients not simply see how accelerating disruptive marketplace changes in technology, globalization and Mother Nature will affect their brands, but, more critically, put into play the strategies that enable them to shift ahead of both the resulting consumer needs and competitive threats.As a result of his most recent work with organizations challenged by how to maintain relevance in an era of unrelenting change, Allen not only wrote a book on the topic – Shift Ahead – he also launched Metaforce, a firm dedicated to helping businesses diagnose growth strategies and nimbly execute programs in the face of market evolution. Allen and his Metaforce partners help clients identify what truly matters to the audiences they serve – what is relevant to these audiences – and to brilliantly deliver on it.

24mins

1 Jan 2021

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Author Allen Adamson on Creating an Impactful Brand Story - The ROI Online Podcast Ep. 57

The ROI Online Podcast

What kind of story does your branding tell? Does your story connect with customers and persuade them to buy, or is it just noise in an already noisy world? On this episode of the ROI Online Podcast, author Allen Adamson shares the key ingredients to a powerful brand story—and to tell it right so you get better results.Allen Adamson is an author of four books, as well as the co-founder and managing partner of Metaforce. He wanted to be a filmmaker, but after he didn’t have luck in Hollywood, he went into advertising so he could put his storytelling talents to good use. What he liked about the advertising business was most of the problems are nonlinear. They don’t have any obvious or easy solutions. You have to combine creativity with problem solving and reasoning to find the best options.One thing Allen wants business owners to realize is that there's a slight difference between brand and branding. Your brand is what your story is. Your branding is how you get that idea in people's heads. Branding contains anything from your logo and colors to your ads and social media posts. But if your story isn’t good, it doesn’t matter how flashy your branding is. Customers won’t give it a second thought.During the chat, Allen and Steve also discussed:The biggest lesson Allen learned when he tried to make it in HollywoodBrand stories that miss the mark (and why they’re ineffective)How to simplify your brand story so customers can digest itAllen’s strategy for getting clients to break their mindset and buy inThe secret to being successful in marketingYou can learn more about Allen here:www.metaforce.comFollow Allen on LinkedInRead Allen’s books:BrandSimple: How the Best Brands Keep It Simple & SucceedBrandDigital: Simple Ways Top Brands Succeed in the Digital WorldThe Edge: 50 Tips from Brands That LeadShift Ahead: How the Best Brands Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing WorldRead the books referenced in this podcast:Hit Makers  by Derek ThompsonGood to Great  by Jim CollinsGet your copy of Steve Brown’s book, The Golden Toilet. Also available on Audible for free when you sign up for a 30-Day Trial Membership! Thinking of starting your own podcast? Buzzsprout’s secure and reliable posting allows you to publish podcasts online. Buzzsprout also includes full iTunes support, HTML5 players, show statistics, and WordPress plugins. Get started using this link to receive a $20 Amazon gift card and to help support our show!Support the show (https://cash.app/$stevemfbrown)

50mins

18 Nov 2020

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Ep. 527 Allen Adamson

The Daily Grind Podcast

Allen Adamson is a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding. He worked with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate businesses in industries ranging from packaged goods and technology to health care and financial services, to hospitality and entertainment.  With his perspectives and depth of experience, Allen has helped his clients understand and activate strategies that enable them to shift ahead of the market and the competition, generating long-term value and increase brand equity. Allen and his teams help clients identify what truly matters to the audiences they serve - what is relevant to their audiences - and brilliantly deliver on it. How organizations do or do not stay relevant is the subject of Allen's most recent book, Shift Ahead. Using fascinating first-hand accounts and detailed case studies, Shift Ahead explains how the best organizations recognize when it's time to change direction, and how they pull it off while bolstering their brands. Following the approach of Allen's previous books, BrandSimple, BrandDigital, and the Edge:50 Tips From Brands That Lead- which are used in universities across the country - Shift Ahead offers up practical and readily applied lessons learned. Allen is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Metaforce, a disruptive marketing, and product consultancy which, unlike traditional firms, takes a multi-disciplinary channel-agnostic approach to marketing challenges. Learn More about Metaforce here> www.metaforce.coGet Allen's new book> http://www.shiftaheadbook.com/TOP 3 Takeaways From Allen1. Stop focusing so much on your competitors, rather focus on what is going on around you.  2. Map Your Customers Journey. 3. Innovation happens when people look at touch points and reinvent them.  Want to get on the waitlist for my online podcasting course? Email me by visiting colinmorgan.biz

36mins

17 Nov 2020

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How to Shift Ahead and Pivot in Business with Allen Adamson

The Virtual CMO

In this episode, host Eric Dickmann interviews Allen Adamson. Allen is a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding. He has worked with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate businesses in industries ranging from packaged goods and technology to health care and financial services, to hospitality and entertainment.  Allen is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Metaforce (www.metaforce.com), a disruptive marketing and product consultancy which, unlike traditional firms, takes a multi-disciplinary channel-agnostic approach to marketing challenges.How organizations do – or do not - stay relevant is the subject of Allen’s most recent book, "Shift Ahead." Using fascinating first-hand accounts and detailed case studies, "Shift Ahead" explains how the best organizations recognize when it’s time to change direction, and how they pull it off while bolstering their brands. Following the approach of Allen’s previous books, "BrandSimple", "BrandDigital", and "The Edge: 50 Tips from Brands That Lead" – which are used in universities across the country - "Shift Ahead" offers up practical and readily applied lessons learned. Shift Ahead (https://www.shiftaheadbook.com) Eric Dickmann can be found on Twitter @EDickmann and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/edickmann and my website https://ericdickmann.com Allen Adamson can be found online on Twitter @adamsona and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/allenadamson/ Episode Summary: The episode summary can be found at https://fiveechelon.com/shift-ahead-pivot-in-business-s2e31/If you'd like to contact us with feedback or guest inquiries, please visit: https://fiveechelon.com/podcast For more information about Virtual CMO strategic marketing consulting services, visit The Five Echelon Group at https://fiveechelon.comEpisode #31Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEMarketing Automation with HubSpot Try HubSpot’s all-in-one marketing software to simplify campaign management and drive new leads.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

35mins

13 Oct 2020

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Allen Adamson – Co Founder & Managing Partner Metaforce – Brilliance Business

Business Innovators Radio

Allen Adamson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Metaforce Allen Adamson is a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding. He has worked with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate businesses in industries ranging from packaged goods and technology, to health care and financial services, to hospitality and entertainment. With his perspective and depth of experience, Allen has helped his clients understand and activate strategies that enable them to shift ahead of the market and the competition, generating long-term value and increased brand equity. Allen and his teams help clients identify what truly matters to the audiences they serve – what is relevant to their audiences – and to brilliantly deliver on it. How organizations do – or do not – stay relevant is the subject of Allen’s most recent book, Shift Ahead. Using fascinating first-hand accounts and detailed case studies, Shift Ahead explains how the best organizations recognize when it’s time to change direction, and how they pull it off while bolstering their brands. Following the approach of Allen’s previous books, BrandSimple, BrandDigital, and The Edge:50 Tips from Brands That Lead – which are used in universities across the country – Shift Ahead offers up practical and readily applied lessons learned. For more information..www.shiftaheadbook.com and www.metaforce.com/allenSource: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/allen-adamson-co-founder-managing-partner-metaforce-brilliance-business

20mins

10 Sep 2020

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How Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World & Small Business Legal Advice with Allen Adamson and Mitchell Beinhaker, 08-16-2020

Passage to Profit Show

In this episode, hear from two Executive Spotlight speakers, experts marketing and business law. The first being Allen Adamson, co-founder of marketing firm Metaforce and is a NYU Stern Adjunct Professor of Marketing. He is also the author of Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World. He is a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding. He has worked with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate businesses in industries ranging from packaged goods and technology, to health care and financial services, to hospitality and entertainment. Read more at: https://www.metaforce.com/allenMitchell Beinhaker is a business law and estates attorney with more than 25 years of experience representing business owners, entrepreneurs, executives and professionals providing advice, guidance and legal work to help keep clients on their road to success. He is also the creator and host of the podcast, The Accidental Entrepreneur. Read more at: https://beinhakerlaw.com/Visit the Entrepreneur Presenters for August 16th at their Websites:Shirley Joy Joffe with Quantum Creation Expert, helping professional women activate their unique magic into their everyday lives and realise their highest potential. Offering Transformative Visionary Programs, ThetaHealing, Crystal Layouts, Access Consciousness, Access Energetic facelift, Meditative Recordings, and Tarot/Angel Card Readings at, https://www.shirleyjoffe.com/Stas Chijik with Billfold POS, provides RFID point-of-sales solutions to venue, live event organizers, and event marketers. We improve the consumer purchasing process and reduce queues, boosting event sales from 20-40%, at https://www.billfoldpos.com/. Visit https://passagetoprofitshow.com/ for the latest updates and episodes.

53mins

17 Aug 2020

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#88: Avoid the Check the Box Mentality, with Allen Adamson

If You Market

Is your Marketing good enough?  Allen Adamson says to stop thinking good enough is good enough, you must do something great.  This week we talk with Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Metaforce, Allen Adamson, about how to avoid the check the box mentality. Allen is also NYU Stern Adjunct Professor of Marketing, and the author of multiple books on marketing.

52mins

14 Jul 2020

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How Brands Shift to Stay Relevant - An interview with Allen Adamson

The Logo Geek Podcast

Brands are all around us, but as the times change they need to adapt to keep relevant – if they don’t they’ll soon vanish from the high street. Kodak and Blackberry for example were once leaders in their field, but they failed to shift, becoming irrelevant in a fast changing world. But how can brands prevent this from happening to them, and how can designers and agencies help their clients shift to avoid pending doom? On this weeks podcast Ian interviews branding expert, Allen Adamson to find out. Allen is the author of the new book Shift Ahead, and co-founder and managing partner of brand strategy firm Metaforce. Prior to this Allen was Chairman of Landor Associates, a global branding firm, and he also worked in senior management positions at Ogilvy & Mather and DMB&B. View the show notes and transcription here: https://logogeek.uk/how-brands-shift/Books & Resources Mentioned Allen Adamson on Linkedin | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Metaforce Shift Ahead: How the best companies stay relevant in a fast-changing world – Buy on Amazon UK | Amazon USThank you to the sponsor, FreshBooksI’m incredibly thankful to FreshBooks for sponsoring this episode of the Logo Geek Podcast! FreshBooks is an online accounting tool that makes it really easy to create and send invoices, track time and manage your money. You can try it out for yourself with a free 30 day trial.

47mins

23 Feb 2020

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How to Stay Relevant with Allen Adamson | BBB 102

Personal Branding & Content Marketing | Brands On Brands

Allen Adamson, a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding and author of BrandSimple, BrandDigital and The Edge: 50 Tips from Brands That Lead, has worked in marketing with a broad spectrum of consumer and corporate industries. Allen is the co-founder of a consultancy called Metaforce, and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC’s Squawk Box and Closing Bell, and Fox Business Network. He is often quoted in publications including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal Advertising Age, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Forbes. Today, we dive into brand relevance, how to build a brand through story telling, and the importance of knowing what makes you different. Highlights from the episode: - Why your brand story is so important - How to stand out and be different in a crowded market - Why it's so hard for a business to keep up with change - The role of content in your brand strategy - How any business can get noticed - Why to not be fixated on your competitor - Some storytelling tips for personal brands Quotes: "If you are telling a story, you have to keep it simple." "Pretend you are telling your story to one person who you think is most likely to like it." "Most businesses are struggling with the speed of change." "Success is not just copying what everyone else is doing." "Brands, when they are working great, are shortcuts." Episode links: Allen's Consultancy site: https://www.metaforce.co/ Get Allen's book at: https://www.shiftaheadbook.com/ If you want updates each week on the latest episodes and my insider freebies, go to www.brandonbrands.com/bteam to subscribe. If you enjoyed the show, screenshot it and share it with your friends! www.brandsonbrandsonbrands.com

42mins

27 Jan 2020

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