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 […]

 

‘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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Brands, New Awards, CMO Growth Council: Cannes Lions Chairman Thomas Previews 2019 Festival

With a host of brands seeking to unlock growth through creativity, two new awards and a new initiative called Connect, Learn, Experience (CLX), the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity “will be a little bit busier and a little bit bigger than last year,” says Chairman Philip Thomas. Although Cannes Lions started in 1954, it […]

 

At Sam’s Club, It’s More Than Marketing For Chief Customer Officer Rogers

ORLANDO—Given the huge increase in customer-retailer interaction sparked in large part by technology, it’s not enough to be Chief Marketing Officer at Sam’s Club. “Marketing’s just a piece of it,” says the company’s Chief Member Officer, Tony Rogers. “The nature of the relationship between consumers and retailers has changed so dramatically over the years.” Whereas […]

 

Why Less Can Matter More When Brands Seek Consumer Engagement: IBM’s Hammer

ORLANDO—For brands trying to engage with consumers, “making less matter more” is a much better business strategy than simply creating tons of content and not being channel-specific in the process, says IBM Chief Content Officer George Hammer. “I don’t think we should try to mimic business models that aren’t necessarily thriving,” Hammer adds in this […]

 

In Drive For Brand Growth, ANA Eyes ‘Marketing University’: P&G’s Pritchard

ORLANDO—In its ongoing efforts to transform marketing by taking back control and leading disruption, the Association of National Advertisers has committed to forming “what’s essentially an ANA marketing university,” says P&G Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard. “The CMO Growth Council was formed to focus on marketing taking back control and leading disruption because marketing is […]