Demant

In 1904 Hans Demant bought a hearing aid for his hearing impaired wife Camilla and thus laid the foundation for what would first be known as Oticon. Over the years the company grew and evolved ...

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Business Leaders’ Focus on CSR is Misguided

CSR efforts in the business world are impressive and laudable, but the focus on CSR may have allowed companies to hide dubious ethics. It was the darling of the socially responsible investment ...

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Does a good reputation lead to good profits?

Conventional wisdom in our industry says that it pays to have a good reputation, as people are more likely to buy products and services from companies they trust. But does a good reputation ...

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The problem with German companies

It’s time for German companies to figure out what they offer the world beyond superior quality   One of the cool things we get to do at Caliber is sort through reams of data on public ...

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Does “the role of business in society” equal CSR?

I had the pleasure of moderating a regional EACD debate in Copenhagen on 15 May, which brought together corporate communicators, marketers, academics and CSR executives – and focused on the topic ...

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5 tips for building a strong corporate character

Companies with a durable character are more trusted by people around them. This directly impacts their long-term success, as it makes key stakeholders more loyal and willing to advocate on their ...

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The difference between “looking good”​ and “being good”​

This post originally appeared on Communication Director Abraham Lincoln once famously said: “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the ...

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Brand and reputation: typical mistakes leaders make (and how to do it right)

Many will consider the terms “corporate branding” and “reputation management” as recent – or not so recent – buzzwords in the worlds of business, marketing and communications. I happen to think ...

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Perception is reality? I say reality is perception!

Ever since learning about the philosophical debate of perception vs. reality in philosophy class years ago, I’ve been fascinated by the topic and its applications across many areas of our lives. ...

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Business integrity: an oxymoron?

I’ll never forget that lecture in my early days of business school in New York, in which the professor proudly explained to the packed auditorium how his family managed to avoid paying taxes over ...

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Why we launched Caliber …

For too long, companies have managed their external personas separately from their internal identities. That meant a gap between perceptions and reality, and that gap grew even wider with the ...

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Global Digital Agency

A result of a merger between five different digital, design and technology agencies around the world, this global digital agency needed a compelling narrative that could authentically reflect its ...

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