Rapid Fig is Facilitative Fertilizer
Bearing fruit since 2013.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
- Marcel Proust
When it comes to cultivating inspiration, you're not alone.
You have great intentions and audacious aspirations. You spend countless hours brainstorming, huddling, off-siting, white-boarding and sitting behind the one-way mirror, eating far more M&Ms than you’re willing to admit.
You know where you’d like to go but you’re not sure how to get there, or perhaps you have no idea what's next.
And yet too often, you and your team come up short. Too long, too slow, too uninspiring, too close.
To bear fruit, even the most productive and prolific people, teams, and organizations need outside catalysts to cultivate success — visionary and empathetic outsiders who know how to get conversations going, ideas flowing and opportunities growing quickly.
The most successful growers employ the best field managers. And that's where we come in.
Rapid Fig is Facilitative Fertilizer for your business, brand, product or team.
What does Rapid Fig facilitate?
What we do
Facilitation is not simply a person standing in front of a flip chart directing traffic and conversation inside a cramped conference room. It takes on many forms. Rapid Fig fertilizes and cultivates new ideas and opportunities in the following ways:
* Group brainstorming
* Individual or small team idea generation
* High-stakes meeting design and facilitation (in-person and virtual)
* Team-building design and facilitation
* Brand foundation development (positioning, purpose, mission, vision, etc.)
* Qualitative research design and moderation (focus groups, IDIs, stakeholder interviews, mini-ethnography, desk research, etc.)
* Naming (company, brand, product, service, etc.)
* Rapid concepting
* Key messaging, copy and content generation
* Presentation design (PowerPoint, Keynote)
* "Trained brain” embed for your team or external partners
* High-impact communications and executive presence consulting as a Stand & Deliver faculty member and Performance Coach (www.standdeliver.com)
Every Rapid Fig involvement is customized to your specific needs, and we have an orchard full of subject matter experts with whom we partner when the job calls for it. No cookie-cutter tools or unnecessary overhead!
Rapid Fig has harvested success on behalf of:
Abbott * Baldwin Search Group * CBA Design * Continuum Games * Curalinc Healthcare * Diamond Skills Baseball * Digitas LBi * Delta Air Lines * Deltek * Facebook * KitchenAid * Kohler * LeafLine Labs * Leo Burnett Worldwide * Marquee Health * McDonald’s * Merida Capital Partners * MillerCoors * Neat-Oh! International * PAX Labs * Peak Harvest Health * Pillow Pharmahealth * Philip Morris International * Planet of the Vapes * Purple Strategies * Unilever * Wrigley (MARS)
Since 2014, Rapid Fig has cultivated significant knowledge and experience across the burgeoning legal cannabis category. We’ve facilitated several winning application submissions for state cultivation and dispensary licenses; designed a visual identity and website for a highly respected cannabis private equity fund; unearthed consumer insights for a well-known cannabis vaping device company; established a vision and mission for one of the world’s largest cannabis device retailers; and conceived/designed collateral for a number of cannabis startups.
What people are saying about Rapid Fig
Partnering with Rapid Fig was transformative for our Facebook marketing group. Jon embedded himself with my leadership team, and his proprietary process of planting, watering, and harvesting our “seeds” yielded an aspirational vision for where we want to go with our marketing in 2020 and beyond. We can’t wait to work with Rapid Fig again.
Doug Frisbie, Facebook
About Jon Rappoport, Chief Fig
You can't spell Rappoport without "rapport."
Jon brings an extensive background in facilitative leadership, brand strategy, consumer insights and high-performance communications to everything he does. He has led, provoked and inspired new thinking and on behalf of some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies, as well as a host of fascinating upstarts and hidden gems.
Jon is an accomplished presenter, writer, researcher, and storyteller. His extensive facilitative work has sent him around the globe; all across the United States, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Moscow, Paris, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto and more.
Before founding Rapid Fig, Jon spent 16 years as an advertising executive and creative strategist at Leo Burnett Worldwide and is a 2001 graduate of Chicago’s Second City Improv training program.
A Rhode Island native and a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Jon lives in the Ravenswood neighborhood on the north side of Chicago with his wife Danielle, son Ryan (10) and twin daughters Reese and Mila (6).
Chicago, IL 60640, USA