Samantha Temple Neukom

Recent Posts

When remote working becomes just...working

In the beginning of the WFH shut-down, I approached work as if it were just like being in the office, only remote. I scheduled my day the same way. I booked meetings for the same reasons. I connected...

Purpose-driven: how to be resilient in times of crisis

Can COVID-19 help to put more corporate focus on stakeholders, not just shareholders? A recent McKinsey article posed this question, and it’s one that pulled at my heartstrings and inspired a slight...

Pandemic perceptions – how consumers are feeling amidst a changing world

Like so many people, Northbound is grappling with a changed world. We wanted to know how our fellow Americans were feeling – are they optimistic or pessimistic? Do they feel united or scared? Have we...
December, 2018 Samantha Temple Neukom

Using storytelling to build a purposeful brand

Modern Brand Principle #6: Speak directly, emotionally, and authentically   Storytelling is particular to humans. It’s how we’ve thrived and come to dominate other species. It’s how we understand...
September, 2018 Samantha Temple Neukom

The Subtleties of Etymology, Phonetics and Linguistics When Naming

We do a lot of naming. About a third of our business comes from it, and we have a real passion for both the creative and the process of landing a name within an organization. There’s no ONE thing...