In order to best understand the present and the future, we must learn from the lessons of the past. When you specifically look at the year 1968, it’s eerily similar to what we are experiencing today. Following that time in our history, companies that made themselves relevant to baby boomers thrived while those that did not folded.
Brands that win today don’t just drive loyalty, they drive obsession. The brands that people chose become part of their identities. In fact, more important than what people see from your brand (logo, colors, etc.) is what they feel. Your brand should tell consumers why they should care. Brand is the living, breathing driver of the entire customer experience.
For the past 5 years, the hospitality sector has been one of the fastest growing in the design industry. In many ways, COVID-19 forced the industry to a halt. There is good news for the future as the design industry works with the hospitality space to adapt moving forward.
In “A Very Current Conversation about Marketing,” the DLN audience will learn from consumer and trade marketing expert Emily Heyward on how to navigate the changing demands of messaging, marketing, and brand loyalty.
Sustainability. Social Justice. Gender Equality. LGBTQ Rights. Homelessness. The Environment. What do these issues have in common? The answer is that your employees, clients, and other business partners care about them.
Managing Director Rebecca Birdwell says of the new team, “The DLN team is excited to have Michael and Florentino take over design and editorial for HIVE. This is a big step for us as an organization with such an amazing team. We look forward to seeing the evolution of HIVE in its ability to showcase our community’s projects, products, talents and stories in their very best light.”
We are proud to announce the launch of DLNx which seeks to recognize and amplify the voices of female designers and architects through community, empowerment and achievement. The women of DLNx utilize their significant influence to act on opportunities and serve as agents of purposeful long-term change.
This newly formed interest group chaired by Michael Imber has worked over the past few months to design a set of initiatives around education and promotion of sustainable and responsible design and architecture. The mission of Pure Design is to change the trajectory of design by promoting environmental sustainability, wellness, and a thriving design community.
The DLF has been established by an independently led group of design industry leaders who share a vision to mentor, support and uplift youth from all backgrounds to expand diversity within the architecture and design fields now and for generations to come. This is an exciting development for our community!
The DLN audience was joined by Dana Kalczak, most recently the Vice President, Design at Four Seasons and Todd-Avery Lenahan, President and Chief Creative Officer of the newly formed Wynn Design and Development for the latest Expert Access on hospitality design. See below for highlights of the conversation.