Publications

  • The Cure for AI Fever

    June 08, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The companies that most successfully use artificial intelligence know that a simple tool is not the fix; they trust the AI process.

  • Bain & Company set to acquire digital marketing capability-builder, FRWD

    May 10, 2018 | Digital | Press release

    Bain & Company has agreed to acquire FRWD, a Minneapolis-based digital agency.

  • Why Schwab’s CEO Bets You Won’t Be Trading Stocks on Amazon

    April 25, 2018 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Bain analysis suggests that by partnering with a bank and employing the same low-margin strategy it used to gain market share in e-commerce, Amazon could build financial relationships with 70 million customers.

  • Are Investors Mispricing US Bank Risks?

    March 21, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The equity market is not making much distinction between weaker and healthier banks.

  • Banking's Amazon Moment

    March 05, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The e-commerce juggernaut may be taking the plunge into banking, but it is not invulnerable. Banks that focus on customers over products, on fast test-and-learn over business cases, can thrive.

  • The B2B Elements of Value

    February 20, 2018 | Harvard Business Review

    The B2B elements of value allow managers to identify what matters most to each set of important stakeholders and how the company can stand out from the competitive pack.

  • How CMOs Can Get—and Keep—Their Marketing Mix Right

    February 07, 2018 | Bain Brief

    All CMOs have access to the same tools, but the leaders focus on the full range of conditions necessary for results.

  • Insurgency from the Inside

    February 06, 2018 | Bain Brief

    One group of incumbents does have the ability to keep ahead of the upstarts: the companies that have kept a Founder’s Mentality®. They maintain speed and agility, and have avoided becoming bogged down by bureaucratic processes and organizational complexity.

  • Post-Holiday Recap and Resolutions for 2018

    January 18, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Retail sales this holiday season rose an impressive 5.6%, far above most predictions. Here are six resolutions for how retailers can invest to carry their momentum into 2018 and beyond.

  • The Strategy, Science and Psychology of Holiday Promotions

    December 21, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Holiday sales are exceeding expectations. But how much are promotions helping retailers achieve this high growth?