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C+I SIG: Discover What Brands Can Learn from Online Dating

Total Credits: 1 Advance Credits

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Business Practices |  Communication |  Research Design
Lisa Strick |  Sarah Willersdorf
1 Hour



This session will NOT be recorded. 

Today's marketplace is more fragmented and more crowded than ever before. And so many brands are competing to woo the same customers across multiple communication channels. Consumers are overwhelmed so companies must be able to make meaningful connections and communicate their message in two to five seconds to attract attention and grow.

In a generation raised on 140 characters or less, brand expert Sarah Willersdorf proposes in her Ted Talk that marketing has a lot to learn from online daters. With the common goal to elicit an emotional response through a carefully communicated first impression, Sarah (via video) will review the three key lessons companies can learn from these experienced and bountiful self-branders.

Join us to discover how to distill the essence of any brand and apply how to convey the message in just five images and sentences. During this collaborative session you'll create a brand's dating profile designed to quickly elicit an emotional response through a carefully communicated first impression.


Lisa Strick's Profile

Lisa Strick Related Seminars and Products

Chief Idea Officer

The Idea Bungalow

Lisa Strick, Chief Idea Officer of The Idea Bungalow, empowers growth-oriented organizations to envision and invent the future. A gifted insights & innovation professional, Lisa has an impressive track record across many categories leading global giants such as Unilever, PepsiCo, Bimbo, LeapFrog, Avery-Dennison, Maybelline, and Bayer on how to disrupt the marketplace with compelling new product and service offerings.

A respected author and instructor, and a sought-after speaker and facilitator, Lisa is often engaged to share her bespoke approaches to research design, strategic visioning, creativity training, trend experience journeys, inspiration & co-creation sessions and innovation process to deliver breakthrough results.

With expertise in virtual collaboration, recently Lisa has been supporting her fellow qualitative research consultants by being a trusted resource as a facilitator for debrief and co-creation sessions and by providing bespoke activities to capture deeper insights and generate more relevant, compelling ideas. 

Sarah Willersdorf Related Seminars and Products

Sarah Willersdorf is Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) Global Head of Luxury. She also works extensively in fashion and beauty. She advises CEOs and leadership teams on issues including international growth strategies, brand transformations, marketing strategy and effectiveness, advanced analytics, personalization, and digital strategies. She has worked for public, private, and private equity backed companies. 

Before joining BCG, Sarah was the CMO of Diane von Furstenberg (DVF). She serves on the Board of Governors for CEW (Cosmetics Executive Women), the beauty industry trade association with over 6,000 members, and is an angel investor and advisor to a number of startups.