The Activate Your Truth approach enables businesses to push well beyond where their thinking is today and identify new areas of opportunity and of incremental sales and profits.
This approach merges the Truth uncovered in the research process with the power of businesses’ internal subject matter experts to create a unique and powerful “Collective Genius” within the team. The team is then lead through a structured protocol which focuses the group to push beyond their current boundaries and to innovate and create actionable development work around the strategic imperatives of that specific initiative.
When you drive Activate Your Truth, a true clarity of direction is developed, the power of business propositions are fully realized and team alignment is achieved– all moving your best business thinking far beyond what traditional innovation approaches have ever achieved.
John founded Qualvu in 2007 with a vision to disrupt the $6 billion qualitative research category, by taking research out of the focus group and into consumers’ lives. Qualvu provides businesses a platform to gather online video-based insights from their customers faster and more cost effectively than ever before. As Qualvu’s Chief Executive Officer, John is responsible for the company’s strategic vision and execution, and has grown Qualvu from start-up to the leader in video-based qualitative intelligence, more than tripling revenues in 2010 with over 700 projects and over 100,000 video responses. Qualvu’s clients include some of the world’s most influential brands, including Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Unilever, Chrysler, Toyota, Disney, Kellogg’s, and Yahoo!. Formerly, John was a founding partner of VerusLive, a pioneer in the field of online in-depth interview techniques. Innovations he helped design have been used by companies such as Microsoft, Ericsson and Comcast to conduct more than 1,000 webcam interviews across the globe. John also co-founded Jabbits, the world’s first video-based online Q&A community. John has held leadership positions in the technology industry, including Guardent, which was acquired by VeriSign in 2005, and eSoft, where he assisted on their IPO in 1999 and served as Managing Director of international sales in London. John has also successfully built various start-ups. He founded and ultimately sold Maxwell Express, a transportation logistics firm that pioneered development of technology-based delivery systems. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Marketing and Advertising from Southern Methodist University.
Keith Robinson has a track record of success across high-profile consumer and brand-driven companies such as Leo Burnett, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats and Boston Market. Robinson has extensive experience and expertise in developing customer and business insights and then transforming those insights into strategies and programs that drive business results and build brands.
Robinson’s strong grounding in the consumer and insight aspects of the business started at the outset of his career with positions in marketing research with Leo Burnett Advertising and Frito Lay. Drawn by the desire to leverage those insights into a direct decision-making role, Robinson then made the transition to the brand marketing side of the business moving through positions of increasing leadership and cross-functional business responsibility at both Frito-Lay (Doritos-launching Cool Ranch Doritos, Tostitos, Lays and Ruffles) and the Quaker Oats Company (Cap’n Crunch, Quaker100% Natural, Quaker Oats brand hot and cold cereals). Robinson then moved into the retail arena with 12 years at Boston Market in a variety of roles ranging from VP New Products, to Chief Marketing Officer for the restaurant business, to developing and leading the supermarket retail business.
Eddy Wittry is a brand and product development expert specializing in the str