Marketers Must Perform Like ‘Conductors’: LEGO Group’s Goldin

CANNES—At LEGO Group, marketing people are the “uber conductors of the symphony” that drives product innovation and business outcomes, according to Global CMO Julia Goldin. This is because the musically inclined Goldin considers conductors to be “not people who just orchestrate and coordinate,” she explains in this interview with Beet.TV at the recent Cannes Lions […]

 

What Brands Have In Common Is A ‘Human Purpose’: Deloitte’s Hatch

CANNES—A year into the work of the CMO Growth Council, its participants are looking beyond individual brands to embrace the realization that they “touch all of humanity” and human purpose has risen to the fore, says Deloitte Digital CMO Alicia Hatch. The Association of National Advertisers and the Cannes Lions Festival started the CMO Growth […]

 

Marketing Needs Adaptive Evolution, Says LEGO Group’s Goldin

CANNES—When Julia Goldin was looking for her first marketing position, she thought it was the greatest job that one could have. “I felt that it was right at the crossroads of arts and science, right at the crossroads of humanity and business. Where did that go? I think that needs to come back,” the Global […]

 

Nissan Streamlines Agency, Internal Infrastructure As It Embraces Connected TV

CANNES—Connected television and its targeted advertising benefits come at a good but very busy time for Nissan Motor Corporation. The company is in the midst of completely re-working its internal and agency infrastructure in the walkup to 70% of its vehicle lineup being “completely refreshed” over the next 18 months. “We have to go to […]

 

‘We’re Selling Trust And A Relationship’: IBM’s Hammer

CANNES—Having just celebrated its 108th anniversary, IBM is doubling down on core values. “That’s how all businesses future proof themselves is maintain that trust, that transparency, having an ethical stance and delivering that purpose to audiences,” says Chief Content Officer George Hammer. “When you see brands lead their creative with a purpose, I think people […]

 

Tencent’s Lau Reflects On The CMO Growth Council, Brands And Consumers

CANNES—As a caretaker of the world’s eighth-largest brand, Tencent’s CY Lau believes that marketers must be both the ultimate trustees of brand legacy and “defenders of consumers.” As a member of the “Group of 25” under the aegis of the CMO Growth Council, Lau is hoping to create “congregations of marketing organizations” to restablish the […]

 

Deloitte’s Hatch Explains How To Develop ‘Hybrid Marketers’

CANNES—Core marketing skills alone won’t guarantee success in today’s corporate world. What helps to drive business growth is cross-training within an organization and understanding how best to communicate with people like CFO’s, according to Deloitte Digital CMO Alicia Hatch. “Finding those new things in marketing is one of the most incredible hotbeds of innovation,” Hatch […]

 

When Marketers Win, ‘Everybody Wins’: ANA’s Liodice

CANNES—A year after the Association of National Advertisers joined forces with the Cannes Lions festival to help “marketers take their industry back,” they were back at Cannes to refine their priorities going forward. The joint CMO Growth Council initiative has boiled those priorities down to improving marketing academia, “upskilling and reskilling” marketing personnel and how […]

 

Ads Need More Creativity, Personalization: Teads’ Daily

When shovelware has taken over, stop digging. Over the last few years of media evolution, many brands have moved in to new formats by simply re-using their old creative. That doesn’t cut it, says Jim Daily, Teads president, in this video interview with Beet.TV. The executive’s company is best known as the company which brought you […]

 

Three Priorities For A Better World: P&G’s Pritchard

Put 200 of the world’s leading senior marketing decision makers in a room and what do you get? An agenda for the future of the craft. But, maybe also, a playbook for making a better world. A group called the CMO Growth Council was formed back in 2018 to share best practice amongst chief marketing […]

 

Procter & Gamble’s New Partnerships: Merging Advertising With Other Creative Worlds

CANNES–Procter & Gamble’s first-ever P&G LifeLab installation at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is part of the company’s effort to “reimagine creativity to reinvent advertising” through a variety of new creative and technology partnerships. “We’ve been focusing on reinventing brand building for the past couple of years, a lot on media, a lot […]