“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.”

—José Saramago, The Double

At Pine, we ask the hard questions of ourselves and others. Examining every challenge through different lenses and perspectives. Studying the past and looking into the future.

All of these things lead to learning. And we believe that a key component of learning is sharing what we've learned.

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Recent Posts

All You Touch and See

June 8, 2018

The PINE team has been spending some time in China. In our industry there is a lot of press and discussion on China. Alibaba, Ten Cent, Bingo Box, 1.4 billion people, cashless society and more. ...

June 4, 2018

I am writing this from Shanghai, actually sitting in an Indian restaurant, enjoying some free wi-fi. The lunch crowd has disappeared, the techno music is still blaring, it feels more like my private cl ...

Amazon’s Real Threat

April 23, 2018

Much has been made of the growth of Smart Speakers (e.g. Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc.) and the impact that these Voice activated devices are going to have on brands. A quick search yields a range of ...

Amaz(on)ing Expectations

April 13, 2018

I was in Manhattan last week so stopped into the Amazonbooks store. Given Amazon’s reputation with Go, Drones, Blimps, etc. and their label as a traditional retailer killer, I braced for a truly uniq ...

Don’t Be (Milli) Vanilla

April 3, 2018

History has shown time and again that brands achieve great success from finding partners that align with them and/or complement their offer. The 1 + 1 = 3 calculation of sorts. In the marketing ...

Soul to Squeeze: the Future of Brand and Voice

March 6, 2018

Our clients are faced with a range of challenges in the changing competitive landscape yet Voice continues to be a source of discussion in meetings. It also feels like you can't go more than a few min ...