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be more influential


Helping leaders close the communication gap in a complex and evolving world.

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be more influential


Helping leaders close the communication gap in a complex and evolving world.

WHAT WE DO


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WHAT WE DO


WHAT WE DO

Inside every organization, there’s a tipping point where the dreams of a few become the will of the many.

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Our mission is to get you there.

We design and build influence using the latest science of the brain.


Turns out there’s a scientific reason why many initiatives lack initiative. 

The revolution in Neuroscience and Behavioral Psychology reveals that the human operating system has two modes of thinking that influence behavior.

Getting past the tipping point requires connecting with the real decision-maker. 

We know the way.

We’ve found that it takes a beautiful combination of deep contextual insights, behavioral science and design thinking to influence and impact human behavior. 

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ABOUT US


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ABOUT US


ABOUT US

We didn’t create Department26. Our clients did.

After years of brand strategy work, where the heavy lifting happened inside large corporations helping global teams understand what was changing and why, we had honed a skill that our clients recognized before we did. That’s why they began asking for help with other types of changes. New strategic directions. Mergers and acquisitions. Sales force transformation. 

Brand strategy was a great gig. It was fun to create a strategy for a toothpaste brand and watch it steal share from the competitor. It was glamorous to present to Howard Schultz. It was clever and mildly evil to create a new brand as a sacrificial lamb just so the competitor wouldn’t gain traction on the category leader. In the end, though, it wasn’t enough. We just didn’t know that until later.

Later, when we were helping 31,000 people in 56 countries find their passion for work again, we understood. This is important work. Helping leaders orchestrate meaningful change in this chaotic, ever-changing world is the most interesting problem to solve in business today. 

So in 2011 we started Department26. We took all those sophisticated marketing tools and put them to excellent use – inside corporations. Why? Because we believe that’s the secret to exponential growth today. The world is changing so fast, and companies that are more adaptive, more autonomous, more creative and more meaningful are much more likely to thrive.

We believe that change cannot be dictated. That narratives are better than numbers. That facts will never replace feelings. And that drama connects us far better than information or technology ever could.

We have started a revolution in the way companies seek to elevate joint human performance. We are changing the way organizations change.


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TEAM 26


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TEAM 26


TEAM 26

It takes a special person to succeed here, one who has the work ethic, passion, and confidence to believe in their ability to push beyond what they have already achieved. We’re a work in progress in pursuit of our collective personal best. 

We’re agile. We like to learn. We like to practice. We like to train hard. We value simplicity, beauty and economy. We choose craft over crap. We show up prepared. We show up motivated. We enjoy each other. We drop what we’re doing and pitch in when somebody needs our help. We don’t look for shortcuts when there are no shortcuts. We have the ability to work very, very hard until everybody is happy with what has been achieved. 

And if you ask what gets us out of bed in the morning, the answer is our belief that we can always be better. That what we have delivered today is the best thing we’ve done until the next thing that we do.


miki reilly-howe

Managing Director

WARREN CHURCH

Behavioral Strategy Director

ADAM STEIN

Film Director

 

BEN ZELINSKAS

Account Director

RACHEL ROMER

Strategy Assistant

THOMAS MURRAY

Junior Designer

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CLIENTS


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CLIENTS


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Our clients highly value our commitment to their confidentiality, so we do not post case studies. We would be happy to share approved work samples and references with you prior to an engagement.
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CONTACT


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CONTACT


CONTACT

 

INQUIRIES

info@department26.com

JOIN OUR TEAM

Open positions

 

LOCATION

721 Monmouth Street
Newport, KY 41071

TELE

859-916-5754


 
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