Articles on Innovation

Our thoughts on innovation, creativity and the Voice of the Customer.

The Gravity of Consumer Immersion
The Gravity of Consumer Immersion
Stretch Thinking Beyond This Planet Astronomers and physicists have come to understand that comets zip around our solar system following orbits—orbits that are shaped by the gravitational fields of ...
Embracing the Mystery of Opportunity Exploration
Embracing the Mystery of Opportunity Exploration
For those of us that work in innovation, this next statement will not come as a surprise. Opportunity Exploration is the most mysterious part of the innovation process. Just think about the words we ...
Which Research is Better for Exploring Opportunities—Breadth or Depth?
Which Research is Better for Exploring Opportunities—Breadth or Depth?
One of the greatest challenges in building out an innovation pipeline is figuring out where a brand can go next. This type of opportunity space exploration is really important to get right, right off ...
How to Write Winning Concepts
How to Write Winning Concepts
    How to Write Concepts A well-developed concept is both an art and a science. The science comes from having the right elements in the right formula—for positioning concepts that means an insight, ...
Tight On Time? Start Your Concept Development Plan Off at a Sprint
Tight On Time? Start Your Concept Development Plan Off at a Sprint
  If you’re like me, you plan and plan (and plan) to ensure everything on your “To Do” list gets completed in a balanced way. Then, reality hits. And I find myself thinking, “Where did the time go? ...
5 TED Talks for Innovators and Marketers
5 TED Talks for Innovators and Marketers
Image via TED "Ideas worth spreading." That's the tagline for TED, the nonprofit organization behind wildly successful TED Talks. The engaging, brief, and free talks cover a wide range of topics—not ...