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Communications Drive Business, Part 4 - Challenge: Catching the White Whale

The day of the big pitch has arrived. It’s that one customer who has been on your follow-up list for years. You’ve perfected your Power Point slides, you have all the collateral your company has produced in the last year, you have product samples and you just feel on.   Fa...

Communications Drive Business, Part 3 - Challenge: Employee Turnover

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employee turnover is the highest it has been in 10 years, which is costing U.S. companies $160 billion per year . Breaking that down even further, a salaried worker making $60,000 per year will cost you approximately $45,000 to rep...

Communications Drive Business, Part 2 - Talent and Revenue Growth Top Your To-Do List

As the saying goes, for every business challenge, there is a communication opportunity. As illustrated in our “Communications Drive ... Life?” blog , communication is the foundation from which most things in life and in business are built. Without a solid strategy that come...

Communications Drive Business, Part 1 - Communications Drive ... Life.

Picture it: a daughter says to her dad, “On your way home, can you pick up poster board, some glue and magic markers?”   Later that evening when he presented two white poster boards, super glue and washable markers to his daughter, she said with some frustration, “Thanks, ...

Revisiting – and recommitting to – who we are

How did I get here?   I was standing in front of a good chunk of our clients. Almost all of our employees. And the person who hired me almost 18 years ago.   Jan. She was eating cake the day I came into interview. They had a birthday party that day…they mattered back...

Communications that drive… everything

In 2012 I proposed a concept to Jan, our founder, to transform our business over the next five years from a marketing communications agency to a business integration agency. I remember it like it was yesterday…   I remember having to explain the concept of an agency that b...

Think About It Podcast, Episode 9 - Communications that Drive Business

On a special edition of Think About It, Jamie welcomes akhia communications' President and CEO Ben Brugler for a discussion on communications that drive business. Questions or comments? Reach out to  Jamie and Ben  to continue the conversation!