Chris Kocek

Chris Kocek

Founder and CEO of Gallant

Chris Kocek is the Founder and CEO of Gallant, an Austin, Texas-based strategy and design studio dedicated to building brands for a better world. Chris is a public speaker whose talks on creativity and innovation have been featured at strategic symposiums around the country as well as TEDx. He is the author of The Practical Pocket Guide to Account Planning (Yellow Bird Press, 2013).

The 'i' Goes Silent: Why Apple Didn't Name Its Smartwatch 'iWatch'
Branding

The 'i' Goes Silent: Why Apple Didn't Name Its Smartwatch 'iWatch'

Apple broke with tradition in the naming of its two latest products, Apple Watch and Apple Pay.
Beats $3.2B Sale Proves It's Great, But Not Necessarily at Headphones
Branding

Beats $3.2B Sale Proves It's Great, But Not Necessarily at Headphones

Why did Apple really acquire the Dr. Dre-led company, which audiophiles argue develops inferior products?
The Difference Between a Business and a Brand
Marketing

The Difference Between a Business and a Brand

How do you define what a brand is, and what does it take to get there?
Why Smart Marketing Is Like a Great First Date
Marketing

Why Smart Marketing Is Like a Great First Date

If you only talked about yourself on a first date, chances are it'd be your last. Don't do the same when it comes to marketing your brand.
How to Turn Customers Into Data Junkies Who Can't Get Enough of Your Brand
Technology

How to Turn Customers Into Data Junkies Who Can't Get Enough of Your Brand

Using data to give customers insight on how they're living their lives can help build a loyal following for your brand. Here's how.