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Today's customers see through creative veneer quicker and deeper than ever before. They tune out anything ordinary or superficial. When you understand your customer as well as you would describe a good friend, you increase your ability to connect to them in more meaningful ways versus one dimensional big data and sales pattern reports.  Understanding the real job they have to do, its importance and how they are really influenced is important to any organization. How do you help them better than other options; make sure they see you and as quickly determine your relevance when in truth many are too busy to care? Engage them, earn credibilty,  relevance, deliver substancial value and be a company that stands for principles your customers will care about.

Welcome  back to a time when trust, empathy and adapting will welcome a higher internal consciousness and external value

Many CEO's are challenged to establish stability ironically at a time when the rate of change is exponential. This age requires a new mindset and new skills yet this can be difficult for some so we are among the first to offer them as a safer system, with practicality, logic and insight as grounding attributes behind better approaches - heralded as cool, new, vital and rare -  that we have surprisingly mastered for over two decades now.   We have evolved marketing and business creativity, systems and critical thinking to position marketing as the function it should be to best shape and guide success. Technology and other complex knowledge industries tend to struggle the most so our approaches solidify their businesses often beyond initial comprehension, yet easily seen as foundational moving forward. It's not about us. Its about helping you to understand the undercurrents few see till too late and adopting approaches to turn them instead into waves of  high magnitude actionable opportunities.

Our new web site that elevates what marketing can be and other innovative approaches to business and leadership is underway now. With great respect to all that practice marketing, brand and communications, this is a major breakthrough in optimizing access to just the help you really need - no pretense, hidden gotcha's or surprises. Can't wait a month, call us now 970-221-0751.

We have  consistently helped clients and their internal teams to get beyond the basics and ordinary, to gain actionable insight and achieve the extraordinary 

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These are challenging times as some important megatrends affect all aspects of business and personal choices. Certainly the erosion of trust and birth of people-powered peer advocacy communities are just one example of cause and effect. Likewise, a much faster rate of technology and bioscience change now dictates faster insight, strategy recognition and preparation to launch products inside a narrower window of opportunity. 

No area is impacted more than marketing. Forward thinking marketing professionals have a better chance to step up and lead to help organizations to shape value creation strategies to thrive and sustain.

Headwaters Founder Bill Van Eron, has a rich history of being ahead of conventional thinking and applying that insight to a decided advantage. Even now, at an age most look to retire and suffer skill erosion, Bill is exploring, shaping and collaborating with other thought leaders that are indeed applying their skills to step up and make a difference. Why limit refined and seasoned problem solving skills to just communications when everywhere we look, that skill is just begging application. We invite collaboration, open sharing and actions.

So, whether you are a marketing professional, a social entrepreneur, university, SMB, executive in any industry and are seeing these challenges as testing much of our conventional knowledge…that is where you start to understand the significance of adopting the new thinking that will define today’s next winners. We welcome all questions, ideas and invite your call, email or blog input. These are exciting times for the marketing profession to step up and make a big difference.


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What is your purpose, your story? Why should customers really care?

Over 95% of all organizations fail at this. Most companies do a good job telling you what they do...and stop there short of why. 

Many organizations say they want to create a great customer experience,yet that experience starts after they buy,when most companies forget about them. Gartner says 87% of all companies will divert vital product development funds to digitally automate teh customer experience. they also note "most will fail". Many will miss the bigger opportunity to  gage the impact on employees and customers and how decisions are made now, and be there to really help. We can increase your odds dramatically.

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Our discipline is marketing, brand and defining, implementing and integrating purposeful communications across whichever online, print and broadcast media help you to create relevance, credibility and engagement.

Our true advantage is a mix of proven and new thinking. We align both to help you to assess critically insightful ways to connect to your customers and using that insight to craft high impact market adoption strategies. It's all about 'value creation'.

If you are a startup on up to a large organization, we look to seamlessy integrate insight, experience and new thinking so it feels like a part of your team versus an intrusion. Most large company marketing solutions are complex, expensive, overwhelming and not people-sensitive. We may have an exceptional track record but we look at each opportunity with the same fresh desire to add value and impact as the very first job. We can take on projects and sometimes do where a short infusion of our thinking can help an internal team. But marketing at best is an ongoing discovery process where insight drives creativity, relevance and advocacy.

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