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The WARC Podcast

English, Finance, 1 season, 239 episodes, 5 days, 6 hours, 15 minutes
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Make it Effective. Make it WARC. Get closer to insights, stories and lessons behind great marketing with conversations hosted by the world’s leading authority on marketing effectiveness.
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WARC x Cannes Lions: Creative Impact in 2024

WARC's SVP of content David Tiltman speakd to LIONS' chief content officer Paul Kemp-Robertson about the Creative Impact content programme, which will be taking place across the 2024 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Later they speak to Devika Bulchandani, Global CEO at Ogilvy about her take on creative effectiveness and what she’s hoping to see at the Festival. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/13/202440 minutes, 50 seconds
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How synthetic data is transforming marketing research

WARC’s managing editor of research and insight, Paul Stringer talks to the founders of Evidenza.ai Jon Lombardo and Peter Weinberg about synthetic data. Discussing what synthetic research is, how synthetic data will impact marketing, what marketers can do to mitigate any risks of working with this data.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/11/202436 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bullshit strategy - and how to avoid it

WARC's SVP content David Tiltman speaks to strategist and author, Alex M H Smith about his latest book ‘No Bullsh*t Strategy’. Discussing the good and bad of strategy, why great companies have no competitors, and why there’s no such thing as the right strategy. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/6/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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3 in 15: The Future of Digital Commerce 2024

WARC Media’s Head of content Alex Brownsell talks to reports editor Gregory Grudzinski about three key takeaways from the 2024 Future of Digital Commerce report. Discussing retail media, the customer journey, and AI.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/4/202424 minutes, 31 seconds
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Marketing Truth #5: Building brands is much bigger than advertising

In this fifth episode of WARC’s Marketing Truths series, Ann Marie Kerwin, Americas Editor, and Morgan Flatley, CMO, McDonald’s discuss brand building beyond just advertising and how to get the organization on board. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/30/202436 minutes, 43 seconds
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Rethinking brand purpose

WARC Strategy's content director Lena Roland talks to Nick Asbury, creative writer and author, and Thomas Kolster, marketing activist and author. Discussing the rise of purpose, what post purpose looks like, and the role awards can play in changing the narrative around purpose. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/28/202432 minutes, 17 seconds
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3 in 15: WARC Awards winners 2024

WARC's SVP content David Tiltman speaks to WARC's Awards lead John Bizzell about three winning case studies entered into the 2024 WARC Awards. Discussing McDonald’s Big Enough to make a Difference campaign, Doordash's Kid Currency campaign, and Telkom’s Stand Tall campaign. Find out about all the 2024 regional winners and shortlists here. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/23/202423 minutes, 4 seconds
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Attention beyond the screen

WARC Media’s Head of content Alex Brownsell talks to Ailsa MacKenzie, group strategy director at Global, Sarah Harding, insight director at GroupM OOH, and Pierre Bouvard, chief insights officer at Cumulus Media and Westwood One. Does attention matter in all media channels? And, if so, what impact does attention have in environments where visual content is less central to the overall audience experience?Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/21/202438 minutes, 59 seconds
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A new blueprint for brand growth

WARC’s SVP content David Tiltman talks about the Blueprint for Brand Growth with Kantar’s Jane Ostler, EVP, Global Thought Leadership. Discussing the three growth accelerators outlined in the book. Read the Blueprint for Brand Growth on kantar.com/blueprint. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/16/202439 minutes, 54 seconds
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Does marketing move share prices?

WARC’s SVP content David Tiltman discussed the contribution of marketing to a company’s stock valuation, with three experts on this topic. Shuba Srinivasan is the Adele and Norman Barron Professor of Marketing at Boston University's Questrom School of Business, Dominique Hanssens is a Distinguished Research Professor of Marketing at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, and Ian Whittaker, Managing Director of Liberty Sky Advisors. Read Shuba and Mike’s research and Ian's talk at IPA EffWorks. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/14/202440 minutes, 5 seconds
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3 in 15: How marketing impacts pricing

WARC Strategy's content director Lena Roland talks to Anna Hamill, senior editor for brands about the latest WARC guide to marketing’s impact on pricing. Discussing the role of brand equity in pricing, the importance of a strong price-value equation, and how some brands undermine their pricing power.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/9/202418 minutes, 2 seconds
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3 in 15: Social media reaches new peaks

WARC's SVP of Content David Tiltman, and WARC Media's Head of Content Alex Brownsell talk about three important findings from the latest Global Ad Trends report with a focus on social media. Discussing why social is the leading media channel by ad spend globally, ad spend on TikTok, and reflecting on what all this means for advertisers, especially from a media planning perspective.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/7/202423 minutes, 26 seconds
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Beyond performance marketing: Strategies to maximise short and long term outcomes

WARC’s EMEA Commissioning Editor, Catherine Driscoll talks to Meta’s Harry Davison, Head of Marketing Science - Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Konstanze Fichtner, Marketing Science Partner, and Carl Johan Johansson Alm, Marketing Science Partner. Discussing how they approach best practices for performance marketing and measurement at Meta. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/2/202439 minutes, 22 seconds
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3 in 15: Decoding the Indian Gen Z

WARC’s Asia Editor Rica Facundo and India Editor Biprorshee Das talk about three key takeaways from the latest India Spotlight on Gen Z. Discussing how India’s Gen Z view themselves, how they spend money and what luxury means to them. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/30/202412 minutes, 14 seconds
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Marketing Truth #4: Maximize reach to achieve the greatest impact

In this fourth episode of WARC’s Marketing Truths series, Ann Marie Kerwin, Americas Editor, and Ilana Wiles, Ally Financial's director of strategic media planning, discuss how to plan an effective media campaign that accounts for crucial brand-building work and necessary activation. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/25/202439 minutes, 29 seconds
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3 in 15: The Future of Measurement 2024

Alex Brownsell, WARC Media’s head of content, and Paul Stringer, managing editor of Research & Insights talk about the Future of Measurement 2024 Report. Discussing third-party cookies, hurdles in holistic measurement, and closing the sustainability gap. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/23/202419 minutes, 21 seconds
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3 in 15: Performance marketing

WARC's Lena Roland and Catherine Driscoll talk about three key takeaways from the WARC guide to performance marketing. Discussing the role of AI in media planning and buying, effective strategies, and changes in measurement. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/18/202416 minutes, 53 seconds
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3 in 15: Travel and Tourism

Paul Stringer, WARC's managing editor of research and insight, and Stephanie Siew, research exeutive at WARC, talk about three key themes from the latest Industry Snapshot report on the travel and tourism industry. Discussing the impact of climate change and how worsening heatwaves are shifting people’s travel patterns, how business travel is changing, and the rise in overtourism.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/16/202416 minutes, 7 seconds
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The State of Creativity

WARC’s Amy Rodgers talks to Annie Smith, Head of Content - Insight and Advisory at Cannes Lions, and Mastercard’s CMO Raja Rajamannar.Discussing the State of Creativity report, including how marketers - both brand-side and agency-side - are feeling about the state of creativity within their organisations, some challenges they are facing, and looking at what programs they have internally to produce creative work that is also effective.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/11/202439 minutes, 58 seconds
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How a brand crisis plays out in Red states vs. Blue states

In this episode, Ann Marie Kerwin, Americas Editor, and Michael Reh, Chief Data Scientist at Bera discuss how brand equity rises and falls during a brand crisis. Based on the article "How a brand crisis plays out in Red States vs. Blue States" written for the US Spotlight, "How brands can navigate this contentious political year."Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/9/202423 minutes, 59 seconds
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The enduring relevance of JWT's 1974 Planning Guide

Published in 1974, JWT's Planning Guide features the theories on which JWT's planning methods were based and sets out a framework for best practice planning techniques and how to understand the process of marketing and brand building. Josh Bullmore, chief strategy officer at Leo Burnett and Rachel Mercer, former CXO at Proto and former head of strategy at R/GA join Lena Roland to discuss the Guide's continuing relevance, half a century later.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/4/202441 minutes, 32 seconds
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3 in 15: Rankings 2024

WARC's SVP of Content David Tiltman, and WARC Creative's Head of Content Amy Rodgers talk about key takeaways from this year's WARC Rankings. Discussing McDonald’s and Burger King’s performance, the use of technology in highly ranked campaigns, and trends in traditional media campaigns. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/2/202419 minutes, 38 seconds
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Marketing Truth #3: Creativity supercharges marketing's impact

In this third episode of WARC’s Marketing Truths series, Ann Marie Kerwin, Americas Editor, and Jim DeLash, Omnichannel Marketing Director at GSK, discuss how emotional campaigns are strongly linked to effectiveness, with effective campaigns scoring higher on positive emotions such as enjoyment and involvement. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/28/202429 minutes, 40 seconds
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3 in 15: Cultural insights from Spikes Asia

WARC’s Asia Editor Rica Facundo discusses three themes from Spikes Asia, featuring conversations from Ada Lazaro, regional marketing director of McDonalds, Yousuke Ozawa, creative director at UltraSuperNew, and Stephanie Winkler, head of CrowdDNA APAC.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/26/202414 minutes, 57 seconds
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Fixing a broken business model

In this second episode of a two-part series, WARC’s SVP of content David Tiltman talks to Lisa De Bonis CEO at Huge, Nick Baker, founder at Stick & Twist, and Caroline Johnson, co-founder at The Business Model Company. Showing how change is possible by looking at two different types of company that have evolved their client relationships.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/21/202442 minutes, 31 seconds
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Why agency business models are hurting effectiveness

In this first episode of a two-part series, WARC’s SVP of content David Tiltman talks to Caroline Johnson, co-founder at The Business Model Company. Discussing whether the financial relationship between clients and agencies is actively undermining the creation of effective work. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/19/202437 minutes, 19 seconds
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What is media?

WARC’s Alex Brownsell talks to Matt Hill, director of research and planning at Thinkbox, Jackie Lyons, head of planning at Havas Media Network, and James McDonald, director of data, intelligence and forecasting at WARC. What do we mean by media? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/14/202438 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why marketers need to build Associative Attention

WARC’s Lena Roland talks to marketing consultant Samuel Brealey and Max Stricker, client director at Triniti Marketing about their latest article on associative attention. Discussing how marketers can activate attention in a meaningful way to lead to better outcomes such as increased sales. Join Sam and Max in London on 21st March 2024 for an all-day workshop 'How Brands Grow & Compete: Marketing Myth Busting With Science’. This workshop will unpack the common issues that stop marketing teams from doing their best work with a key focus on making sure teams are properly aligned. The workshop is aimed at senior brand leaders and marketers. More details here.
3/12/202439 minutes, 7 seconds
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Should we burn the marketing funnel?

WARC’s America's editor Ann Marie Kerwin talks to creative marketing strategist and author Michael Fanuele about the tension inherent in balancing brand and performance marketing needs for start-up companies. These companies are under tremendous pressure to show growth as soon as possible, but does leaning on performance tactics mean that they're in danger of sacrificing the opportunity to establish their brand identity? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/7/202428 minutes, 20 seconds
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3 in 15: Contagious Radar report

WARC's Insight Director Aditya Kishore talks to Alex Jenkins, Editorial Director at Contagious about the key findings from the recent Radar report. Discussing attitudes towards AI, remuneration and value, and the important issues that marketers aren't thinking about.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/5/202419 minutes, 53 seconds
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Marketing Truth #2: Strong brands have an effectiveness advantage

In this second episode of WARC’s Marketing Truths series, Ann Marie Kerwin, Americas Editor, and Colin Chow, Global Managing Partner at 21 Century Brand, discuss how having a strong brand boosts effectiveness and yields improved results in all marketing channels, including performance. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/29/202438 minutes
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3 in 15: Health of creativity

WARC’s David Tiltman talks to Amy Rodgers, Head of Content for WARC Creative about the Health of Creativity report. Discussing what percentage of creative ideas are also awarded for effectiveness, and what are some characteristics of these highly awarded ideas?Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/27/202427 minutes, 47 seconds
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Are Chinese brands on to something on the global stage?

WARC’s China Editor Jenny Chan talks to Chris Baker, founder at Totem Media. Discussing performance versus brand building, evolving TikTok strategies, and how Chinese brand can build trust globally. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/22/202432 minutes, 25 seconds
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3 in 15: Sports media in the era of fragmentation

WARC’s SVP Content David Tiltman talks to WARC Media’s Alex Brownsell and Celeste Huang about the latest Global Ad Trends report on sports media in the era of fragmentation. Discussing the evolving relationship between TV media and sport, the consumption of sports content on social platforms and the upcoming Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/20/202421 minutes, 46 seconds
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How brands can support responsible media investment

WARC’s Cathy Taylor talks to Lou Paskalis, Chief Strategy Officer of Ad Fontes Media, and CEO and Founder of AJL Advisory, and Arielle Garcia, founder of ASG Solutions. Discussing how the media and marketing ecosystem can, and should, move to take more responsibility for how its money flows.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/15/202438 minutes, 52 seconds
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2024 Super Bowl ads

WARC’s Cathy Taylor talks about 2024’s Super Bowl ads and how well they represented the diversity of the US. A discussion with Morgan Gregory, founder and CEO at Alltold, Walter Geer, chief creative officer, Innovation North America at VML, and Nate Swift, chief strategy officer at O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul.
2/13/202441 minutes, 21 seconds
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L'Oréal on how to effectively build brands in the world’s fastest growing markets in the digital age

WARC’s Asia editor Rica Facundo talks to L'Oréal’ Lex Bradshaw-Zanger, CDMO SAPMENA Region about L'Oréal’s approach to brand building in the era of digital. Discussing beauty tech, applying marketing fundamentals, and what we can learn from the dynamic digital landscape of APAC.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/8/202435 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Cost of Dull, and Highlights from Creative Impact NYC

WARC’s Americas Editor Ann Marie Kerwin and SVP Content David Tiltman talk about Creative Impact NYC. Discussing putting creativity back into effectiveness, the importance of having a creative culture, and how ideas get stuck.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/6/202431 minutes, 41 seconds
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Why signalling matters in media

WARC’s Alex Brownsell speaks to Rich Kirk, Chief Strategy Officer at EssenceMediacom, and Ian Murray, co-founder of a new consultancy Burst Your Bubble. They discuss new research into ‘signalling’ - in other words, the unspoken qualities that a media channel conveys, and the impact this can have on advertising effectiveness.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/1/202440 minutes, 33 seconds
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3 in 15: Future of Media 2024

WARC's Alex Brownsell and Paul Stringer talk about three key themes from 2024's Future of Media report. Discussing platform power in the era of AI, the decline of linear TV as an advertising channel, and attention measurement.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/30/202420 minutes, 33 seconds
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Marketing Truth #1: Effectiveness is just as important as efficiency

In this first episode of WARC’s Marketing Truths series, Ann Marie Kerwin, Americas Editor, and Mike Menkes, SVP, Analytic Partners, discuss how organizations can measure and prove how and where their marketing works.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/25/202431 minutes, 1 second
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How brands can shift the sustainability conversation

WARC’s Lena Roland and Catherine Drsicoll unpack the recent WARC Spotlight on sustainability. Discussing the latest research in effective messaging, the problems with the uptake of sustainably marketed products, and how sustainability needs to be built into every facet of your business.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/23/202420 minutes, 16 seconds
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How Heineken built a culture of creative effectiveness

This week WARC’s Aditya Kishore talks to Marta Garcia Alonso, CMO at Heineken Mexico. Discussing Heineken’s Creative Ladder and how they foster creativity internally. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/18/202437 minutes, 16 seconds
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3 in 15: Healthcare category insights

WARC's Alex Brownsell and Gregory Grudzinski unpack three key takeaways from the latest category insights report on the healthcare category. Discussing healthcare’s current outlook, how brands are responding, and what this means for retailers. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/16/202420 minutes, 49 seconds
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Marketer's toolkit 2024: Preparing for polarization and Masculinity in crisis in the US

Today we’re unpacking the two most important themes from the 2024 Marketer’s Toolkit for marketers in the US. As the US heads into what promises to be a contentious election year that will continue to underscore cultural divides, WARC's Cathy Taylor discusses polarization with Morning's Consult and the state of masculinity with Movember's Sarah Coghlan and Fernando Desouches of BBD Perfect Storm. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/11/202444 minutes, 34 seconds
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Marketer's toolkit 2024: Building brands through sports sponsorship and a sustainability strategy in EMEA

Today we’re unpacking the two most important themes from the 2024 Marketer’s Toolkit for marketers in the EMEA region. WARC’s EMEA Commissioning Editor, Catherine Driscoll talks to Hugo Hensley, Head of Sports Services at Brand Finance, and Mark McGinn, Executive Director, Sustainability and Social Impact at Edelman. Discussing the power in sport sponsorship and how to build brand trust through sustainability. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/10/202443 minutes, 41 seconds
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Marketer's toolkit 2024: How investing in local communities and AI will shape marketing strategy in Asia

Today we’re unpacking the two most important themes from the 2024 Marketer’s Toolkit for marketers in the APAC region. WARC’s Asia Editor, Rica Facundo talks to Trezelene Chan, head of sustainability, APAC, Kantar and Seema Punwani, Partner, R3. Discussing why its important to invest in local communities and how AI will shape marketing strategy in Asia. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/9/202442 minutes, 42 seconds
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dentsu's media trends 2024

This week WARC's Alex Brownsell talks to dentsu’s Dan Calladine, head of media futures, about media trends in 2024. Discussing generative, monetization and a growing uniformity across platforms, and the role of DE&I and sustainability in media.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/4/202439 minutes, 7 seconds
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Why sonic branding is a marketer’s untapped distinctive asset for effectiveness

WARC's APAC editor Rica Facundo speaks to MassiveMusic’s Ralph van Dijk, director of music and brands APAC, and Aifric Lennon, director of research strategy. Discussing new formats and tactics for sonic branding in a modern marketing landscape and how to use it effectively to deliver both short- and long-term results.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
12/21/202336 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Deep Dive into the ANA's New Programmatic Report

WARC’s Cathy Taylor talks to Bill Duggan, group EVP at the ANA and Tom Triscari, programmatic economist at Lemonade Projects. Discussing the latest ANA Programmatic Report and providing recommendations for marketers on how to optimize their programmatic spend. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
12/19/202337 minutes, 2 seconds
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The year in digital commerce

Today we’re summarising the biggest talking points from this year in digital commerce and retail media. WARC's David Tiltman and Gregory Grudzinski discuss the explosive growth of retail media, the impact it’s having on marketing structures, and what we’re seeing in social commerce. Listen to the other episodes mentioned here: Why brand building is essential to scaling up profitably on digital marketplaces, How retail media is disrupting marketing structures, and Retail media trends with Colin Lewis
12/14/202337 minutes, 20 seconds
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The year in creative effectiveness

Today we’re summarising the biggest talking points from this year in creative effectiveness. WARC's David Tiltman and Amy Rodgers discuss the move from purpose to post-purpose, the return of humour in advertising, and a host of important new research studies. Listen to the other episodes mentioned here: Emotion in advertising and Do stronger relationships produce stronger results?
12/13/202327 minutes, 45 seconds
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The year in media

Today we’re summarising the biggest talking points from this year in media. WARC’s David Tiltman and Alex Brownsell discuss Meta’s remarkable resurgence as a force in the global ad market, the fragmentation of attention measurement, and some important new thinking on reach. Listen to the other episodes mentioned here: Global ad spend outlook 2023/24, ESOV, attention and creative effectiveness, New thinking in reach.
12/12/202337 minutes, 10 seconds
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The year in strategy

This week we’re summarising the biggest talking points from this year in strategy. WARC’s David Tiltman and Lena Roland discuss a call for strategy to become more revolutionary, why marketers need to banish generational marketing, and why the rise of niche communities are becoming a key opportunity for strategists. Listen to the other episodes mentioned here: WARC x Cannes Lions: Future of Strategy, plus building brands for a new economy, The Future of Strategy and why marketers need a reality check, Is popular culture dead?
12/11/202327 minutes, 2 seconds
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Sports sponsorship marketing: How to secure long-term relevance and resonance

This week WARC’s Lena Roland talks to sports marketing consultant James Williams and 5T Sports Group’s Aileen McManamon. Discussing values aligned partnerships, brands that are making sponsorship work, and advice for marketers starting out. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
12/7/202336 minutes, 2 seconds
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How marketers and agencies can get started with Generative AI

This week WARC’s Cathy Taylor and Ann Marie Kerwin look at how American marketers are getting started with Gen AI tools. Discussing definitions, benefits and pitfalls, and advice for getting started. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
12/5/202322 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sorrell and Bikker's advice for AI-impacted agency models and China's outbounders

WARC’s China editor, Jenny Chan, speaks to Sir Martin Sorrell, executive chairman at S4 Capital and Rogier Bikker, managing director at Media.Monks, Greater China. Discussing the China macroeconomic outlook for both inbound and outbound brands, applications of the ‘AI Industrial Revolution’, and the impact on the agency remuneration model. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/30/202337 minutes, 54 seconds
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APG Creative Strategy Awards: What the judges are really thinking

This week John Bizzell, WARC’s awards lead, talks to Martin Beverley, chief strategy officer at adam&eveDDB and Kate Waters, director of client strategy and planning at ITV. Discussing winning campaigns from APG Creative Strategy Awards 2023.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/28/202333 minutes, 7 seconds
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CMOs on 2024: Asahi's Grant McKenzie on the evolution of beer marketing

In an exclusive podcast interview for WARC’s Marketer’s Toolkit, Grant McKenzie - Chief Marketing Officer, Europe and International at Asahi - talks to WARC’s Anna Hamill about sports sponsorship, media fragmentation, moving on from gender stereotypes, and the impact of climate change on the beer industry.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/23/202340 minutes, 48 seconds
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CMOs on 2024: Mondelez's Jon Halvorson on the future of CPG marketing

In an exclusive podcast interview for WARC’s Marketer’s Toolkit, Mondelez’s Global Senior Vice-President for Consumer Experience and Digital Commerce, Jonathan Halvorson, spoke to WARC’s Anna Hamill about pricing strategies through inflation, the artificial intelligence revolution, and brand purpose in a polarized world.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/22/202339 minutes, 7 seconds
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CMOs on 2024: Ally's Andrea Brimmer breaks new ground in sponsorship

In an exclusive interview on The WARC Podcast, Andrea Brimmer, Ally Financial’s Chief Marketing and PR Officer, discusses brand trust during economic upheaval, the power of investing in women’s sports, piloting generative AI and much more.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/21/202343 minutes, 21 seconds
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Three marketing trends for 2024

WARC’s David Tiltman, SVP Content, and Aditya Kishore, Insight Director unpack the Marketer’s Toolkit 2024. They discuss political polarisation, generative AI’s evolution into content creation, and masculinity in crisis. Interested to learn more, click here to read the report. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/16/202327 minutes, 59 seconds
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3 in 15: Cultural advantage

WARC’s Lena Roland and Rica Facundo unpack the latest WARC Guide to creating cultural advantage. They discuss the end of monoculture, how culture is both polarised and connected, and how marketers need to move beyond a “just enough” understanding of their consumers. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/14/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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Why APAC needs to play catchup in ensuring media quality

This week WARC’s Rica Facundo talks about the state of media quality in APAC with Wei Tuck NG, senior manager client analytics APAC, Double Verify and Veneeta Ranjan, head of media, Ferrero. We discuss why the region is lagging behind, how to raise the bar of media quality in high growth digital markets in the region. For more insights, check out WARC’s media quality report in collaboration with Double Verify. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/9/202334 minutes, 22 seconds
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Insights from the WARC Awards – brave brands

The third and final episode in a special three-part series that looks at creative effectiveness through the lens of the winners of 2023 WARC Awards. This week, WARC’s Amy Rodgers and John Bizzell discuss brave brands – those that have taken a risk, stepped outside of their category norms and comfort zones, and thought outside the box when it comes to their creative ideas. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/7/202332 minutes
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How Mars built a culture of creative effectiveness

This week WARC’s Aditya Kishore talks to Sorin Patilinet, Senior Director Marketing Effectiveness at Mars. Discussing Mars’ constant innovation in creative measurement.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/2/202323 minutes, 2 seconds
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Insights from the WARC Awards – using data to spark creativity

The second episode in a special three-part series that looks at creative effectiveness through the lens of the winners of 2023 WARC Awards. This week, WARC’s Amy Rodgers and John Bizzell discuss the brands that have used data to spark creativity, which has subsequently generated results for their business.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/31/202330 minutes, 58 seconds
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Learnings from SXSW Sydney – investing in creativity

WARC’s Rica Facundo discusses the learnings from SXSW Sydney with WPP Australia and New Zealand’s President Rose Herceg, and Chief Strategy Officer Katie Rigg-Smith.Why should we invest in creativity, and what lessons can marketers take with them to fight for creativity in the boardroom, and cultivate it with their teams? In this episode we also hear from Severine Vauleon, Global VP at LUX, Josh Faulks, CEO at AANA, Michelle Martinis, Head of Marketing at National Australia Bank, Stephen Connor, Managing Director at Volvo Australia, Pete Randeria, Director of Global Innovation at Treasury Premium Brands, David Dahan, Managing Director at WPP@Unilever, Gavin Gibson, Managing Partner at Mindshare, David Redhill, ex-CMO of Deloitte, Sam Evans, Head of Digital Marketing and E-commerce at Modus Beer, Toby Talbot, Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/26/202338 minutes, 12 seconds
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Insights from the WARC Awards – product solutions to marketing challenges

The first episode in a special three-part series that looks at creative effectiveness through the lens of the winners of 2023 WARC Awards. This week, WARC’s Amy Rodgers and John Bizzell discuss brands that have used real-world solutions or products to communicate marketing messages and meet their objectives.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/24/202327 minutes
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3 in 15: Retail media's path to consolidation

WARC’s David Tiltman and Alex Brownsell unpack the latest Global Ad Trends report on retail media. They discuss retail media’s ad spend numbers, which retailers are benefitting the most from this growth, and why the most exciting thing about retail media is the data.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/19/202331 minutes, 11 seconds
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Stories behind winning campaigns at the Marketing Society Awards

This week WARC’s Anna Hamill shares insights from some of the stand out cases from this year’s Marketing Society Awards. This episode features three interviews from the marketers behind the Mayor of London’s campaign to tackle misogyny, Yorkshire Tea’s long term growth success, and the Campaign Against Living Miserably’s fight against suicide. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/17/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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WARC x IPA EffWorks: Why relevance rules and the case for marketing as an investment

The final episode of the WARC Podcast from EffWorks 2023. Lena Roland, Head of Content for WARC Strategy, is joined by EssenceMediacomX’s Chief Transformation Officer Sue Unerman and Jake Webster, Senior Associate Strategy Director, to discuss new research on the new communications economy. Ian Whittaker, Managing Director and owner of Liberty Sky Advisors shares research that makes the case for marketing as a long-term investment; James Hurman, founder of Previously Unavailable, and WARC’s Amin Mrini advise marketers on how to scale-up profitably on digital marketplaces. The final guest, Hannah Gillett, Senior Communications Strategist at LEGO tells us about the importance of owned channels and an owned-first strategy.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/12/202342 minutes, 56 seconds
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WARC x IPA EffWorks: 10 years of Long & Short, plus Unilever on retail media

The second of three daily episodes of the WARC Podcast from EffWorks 2023. Anna Hamill, WARC’s senior editor for brands, is joined by marketing effectiveness legends Les Binet and Peter Field to discuss the state of the industry 10 years on from their groundbreaking research study, ‘The Long and the Short of it’. Fiona Blades, President and Chief Experience Officer at MESH Experience explains the importance of owned media channels in the marketing mix. Finally, Pavan Marella, Strategy Director at Unilever and Nilam Atodaria, Global Product Director at The GOAT Agency, talk about all things retail media, social commerce and influencers. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/11/202334 minutes, 55 seconds
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WARC x IPA EffWorks: Brands & pricing power, plus digital creative excellence

The first of three daily episodes of the WARC Podcast from EffWorks 2023. Catherine Driscoll, WARC's Commissioning Editor EMEA, is joined by Laurence Green, Director of Effectiveness at the IPA to introduce the day alongside three effectiveness experts. Dr Grace Kite from Magic Numbers shares what brands need to know managing price rises and planning for inflationary times, and Tom Roach, VP Brand Strategy at Jellyfish, shares insights from his masterclass on excellence in digital creative. The final guest, Orlando Wood, Chief Innovation Officer at System 1, looks back to enduring creative principles and discusses what they mean for attention and digital channels today. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/10/202335 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Future of Strategy and why marketers need a reality check

This week WARC’s Lena Roland talks about the future of strategy with Richard Huntington, CSO at Saatchi & Saatchi and Mark Hadfield, founder of Meet the 85%. Discusses the calls for a research revolution as many popular methods used today leave marketers far removed from the reality of peoples’ lives. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/5/202333 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to bring bravery back to strategy

This week, WARC's Ann Marie Kerwin talks about bravery in strategy with Elizabeth Paul, chief strategy officer at The Martin Agency and Tomas Gonsorcik, chief strategy officer at DDB North America. A conversation about doing breakthrough work, the power of creativity, and advising clients on how to tackle thorny issues. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/3/202341 minutes, 22 seconds
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Do we need to rethink ‘brand vs. performance’?

WARC’s David Tiltman talks brand vs. performance marketing with Jim Stengel, Cait Lamberton and Ken Favaro, authors of a recent article on the need to move beyond this dichotomy. Interrogating entrenched industry metaphors, they discuss better ways of conceiving and measuring brand equity and why performance needs to take greater accountability for brand. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/28/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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3 in 15: The future of programmatic

This week, WARC’s Alex Brownsell is joined by Paul Stringer, our Managing Editor, Research and Insight, to unpack three key trends from WARC’s recent report, ‘The future of programmatic’. Covers programmatic in the post-cookie era, how to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the supply chain, and the spread of programmatic into emerging channels. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/26/202318 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why anime is the next big subculture for marketing

This week WARC’s Rica Facundo talks anime with Robin Lau, global strategist of digital and entertainment at Dentsu. Discussing the rise of anime as a cultural force, anime fandoms, and why marketers should be paying attention to this.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/21/202331 minutes, 28 seconds
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3 in 15: Drivers of brand growth

This week, WARC's Lena Roland is joined by Catherine Driscoll, Commissioning Editor EMEA for WARC Strategy to discuss three themes from the recent EMEA spotlight on drivers of brand growth. Discussing Paul Dyson’s drivers of advertising profitability, optimizing the balance between brand and performance marketing, and brand assets.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/19/202313 minutes, 56 seconds
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How McDonald’s built a culture of creative effectiveness

This week WARC’s Aditya Kishore talks to Joan Colletta, Senior Director of Global Brand Leadership Team at McDonald's. Discussing how McDonald’s overhauled its marketing communications to become a real driver of commercial growth. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/14/202321 minutes, 40 seconds
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WARC Talks: Redefining ESG

This week WARC talks ESG with Cathy Taylor, commissioning editor at WARC and Whitney Dailey, EVP of purpose at Allison & Partners. How is ESG being perceived and how are these perceptions changing? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/12/202332 minutes, 18 seconds
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Consumer Trends: What’s driving the US Gen Z consumer

The third episode in a three-part series exploring the most important trends influencing global consumers. In this episode WARC’s Ann Marie Kerwin talks about the trends affecting the US with Amanda Peters, head of strategy at adam&eveDDB New York.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/7/202322 minutes, 58 seconds
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Consumer Trends: Inflation, social commerce and data privacy in Asia

The second episode in a three-part series exploring the most important trends influencing global consumers. In this episode WARC’s Rica Facundo talks about the trends affecting APAC with Josh Gallagher, COO of EssenceMediacom APAC.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/6/202322 minutes, 27 seconds
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Consumer Trends: Using behavioural science to tackle cost of living and sustainability

The first episode in a three-part series exploring the most important trends influencing global consumers. In this episode WARC’s Catherine Driscoll talks about the trends affecting Europe with Crawford Hollingworth global chairman and founder of The Behavioural Architects.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/5/202324 minutes, 50 seconds
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WARC Talks: Differentiation and distinctiveness

This week WARC’s David Tiltman talks about differentiation and distinctiveness with Jenni Romaniuk, Research Professor at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, and Koen Pauwels, Distinguished Professor of Marketing at Northeastern University. How do these two ideas differ and does this difference matter? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/31/202347 minutes, 23 seconds
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Making a Promise to the Customer - 4. Where next for the research?

The fourth and final episode in a series with the B2B Institute at LinkedIn on a concept called Promise to the Customer. In this episode we look at where this research goes next - how the team behind it plan to use it and apply it, and what they hope to achieve with it over the coming months and years. WARC's David Tiltman speaks to renowned strategist Roger Martin, Jann Schwarz, founder and global head of B2B Institute at LinkedIn, and Mimi Turner, head of EMEA & Latin America at the B2B Institute at LinkedIn.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/29/202332 minutes, 54 seconds
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WARC Talks: Global ad spend outlook 2023/24

This week we are talking about the health of the global ad market with James McDonald, WARC’s Director of Data, Intelligence & Forecasting, and Kate Scott-Dawkins, global president of GroupM's Business Intelligence unit. WARC’s brand new ad spend forecast suggests a more positive outlook for investment, however, that return to growth will be uneven across channels and platforms. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/24/202335 minutes, 56 seconds
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Making a Promise to the Customer - 3. Applying the model in real life

The third episode in a series with the B2B Institute at LinkedIn on a concept called Promise to the Customer. In this episode we go beyond the research to look at some real-life examples - two marketing initiatives that have a Promise to the Customer at their heart. WARC's David Tiltman speaks to Jason Carmel, global lead for creative data at Wunderman Thompson, Rachel Kerrone, director of brand and marketing at Starling Bank, and Jess Lovell, founder and CSO at Wonderhood.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/22/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
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3 in 15: Connected TV's next episode

This week, WARC's David Tiltman is joined by Celeste Huang, Data Journalist for WARC Media and Alex Brownsell, Head of Content for WARC Media to discuss three themes from the recent Global Ad Trends report called Connected TV’s Next Episode. CTV is growing quickly as viewers and advertisers migrate from linear broadcast television. However, on closer inspection, that growth in CTV ad investment may be less impressive than first thought. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/17/202322 minutes, 47 seconds
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Making a Promise to the Customer - 2. Proving it works

The second episode in a series with the B2B Institute at LinkedIn on a concept called Promise to the Customer. In this episode, WARC's David Tiltman speaks to Mimi Turner, head of EMEA & Latin America at the B2B Institute at LinkedIn, and Paul Stringer, managing editor for research at WARC.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/15/202338 minutes, 49 seconds
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WARC Talks: Insights from the Creative Effectiveness winners

This week WARC's David Tiltman is joined by Amy Rodgers, Head of Content for WARC Creative to discuss the winners of the Creative Effectiveness category at the Cannes Lions festival this year, and the trends among these winners. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/10/202337 minutes, 42 seconds
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Making a Promise to the Customer - 1. Explaining the framework

The first episode in a series with the B2B Institute at LinkedIn on a concept called Promise to the Customer. In this episode, WARC's David Tiltman speaks to renowned strategist and CEO advisor Roger Martin and Jann Schwarz, founder and global head of B2B Institute at LinkedIn. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/8/202332 minutes, 51 seconds
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WARC Talks: P&G's culture of creative effectiveness

This week WARC’s Aditya Kishore talks about creative effectiveness at Proctor and Gamble with P&G’s David Grebert. Discussing how advertisers can build ways of working that help them invest in creativity and proves its effectiveness. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/3/202324 minutes, 22 seconds
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3 in 15: Cross-media effects

This week Ann Marie Kerwin WARC's Americas Editor is joined by Cathy Taylor, WARC's US Commissioning Editor to dive into the themes from the WARC Guide to Cross-Media Effects. Discussing channel selection, creative customization, and measurement.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/1/202323 minutes, 7 seconds
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WARC Talks: Learning social commerce from APAC

This week WARC talks about how APAC is leading developments in social commerce and what other markets can learn from the region about how to effectively leverage this new channel. WARC’s Asia Editor Rica Facundo is joined by Manasa Harikar, E-Commerce Strategy Director for Unilever, Mindshare, Amandeep Singh, VP of Commerce & Customer Experience at VMLY&R, and Fionn Hyndman, Founder at Stickler. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/27/202344 minutes, 36 seconds
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CMO Conversations: Diageo's Susan Jones on media, gen AI and pivoting through the pandemic

The fourth and final episode in the series interviewing CMOs. WARC's Anna Hamill is joined by Susan Jones, Chief Digital Officer at Diageo. Discussing how Diageo and its brands pivoted through the pandemic and opportunities in generative AI.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/25/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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WARC Talks: Emotion in advertising

This week WARC talk emotion in advertising with Ian Forrester, founder and CEO of DAVID, and Lynette Poh, Head of Marketing Communications at Singtel. Discussing the power of AI and applying it to the optimisation of creative and media strategies, and Singtel’s approach to the use and measurement of emotion in its advertising. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/20/202341 minutes, 21 seconds
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CMO Conversations: HSBC's Becky Moffat on the current economic outlook, humour, and storytelling

The third in a four-part series interviewing CMOs. WARC's Anna Hamill is joined by Becky Moffat, CMO at HSBC UK. Discussing the current economic upheaval, how she makes the case for marketing investment, and how humour and storytelling increases engagement for a low interest category. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/18/202326 minutes, 38 seconds
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WARC Talks: Retail Media Trends with Colin Lewis

Colin Lewis, founder of RetailMedia.works, speaks with Gregory Grudzinski of WARC Digital Commerce about the interest in retail media at the recent Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the trends he sees shaping retail media in the year to come. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/13/202322 minutes, 55 seconds
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CMO Conversations: L’Oréal's Asmita Dubey on the evolution of beauty, creators and tech innovation

The second in a four-part series interviewing CMOs. WARC's Anna Hamill is joined by Asmita Dubey, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer at L'Oréal. Discussing opportunities in tech innovation, the shift from followers to creator content, and the commitment to sustainability. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/11/202332 minutes, 49 seconds
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WARC Talks: Inside the Jury Room

This week, WARC’s Awards Lead John Bizzell is joined by JJ Healan, Vice President, U.S. Marketing, Brand, Content, & Culture at McDonald's and Wendy Walker, Vice President of Marketing at Salesforce. Discussing the winners and themes that emerged from the 2023 WARC Awards for Effectiveness.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/6/202328 minutes, 2 seconds
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CMO Conversations: General Mills' Doug Martin on brand-building, fandoms and AI

The first in a four-part series interviewing CMOs. WARC's Anna Hamill is joined by Doug Martin, chief brand and disruptive growth officer at General Mills. Discussing the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence, keeping iconic brands relevant, and the importance of staying the course on brand building investment.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/4/202332 minutes, 50 seconds
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WARC talks gaming: Unpacking opportunities for brands

This week WARC Strategy's Head of Content Lena Roland talks gaming with Oliver Feldwick, Head of Innovation at The&Partnership, and Colleen Nuffer, Senior Director of Integrated Planning at EA. They discuss the upcoming opportunities in this space that brands need to know. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/29/202332 minutes, 42 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: Future of Strategy

Lena Roland hosts the fifth and final episode of WARC’s daily podcast from Cannes Lions 2023. Joyce Kigathi, head of strategy, creative and content at Havas Africa, shares her view on WARC’s Future of Strategy debate on the question, “Is popular culture dead?” Anna Hamill shares insights from a week of CMO conversations, while David Tiltman wraps up our Cannes coverage with some highlights from the Creative Impact programme.
6/23/202336 minutes, 46 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: The triple opportunity of attention

Amy Rodgers hosts the fourth of WARC's daily podcasts from Cannes Lions 2023. Alex Brownsell summarises the latest attention insights from the Festival, while Imaad Ahmed, Head of Advisory EMEA at WARC, outlines a new whitepaper on how to give B2B campaigns a competitive edge. And Yusuf Chuku, EVP, Strategic Planning and Commercial Impact at NBCUniversal, drops in to share some new research on the importance of media context.
6/22/202338 minutes, 15 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: Culture of creative effectiveness

Alex Brownsell hosts the third of WARC's daily podcasts from Cannes Lions 2023. We hear about a brand new whitepaper on 'Culture of Creative Effectiveness' from WARC Insight Director Adi Kishore. R/GA's Yael Cesarkas shares her perspective on the AI debate raging up and down the Croisette, and McCann Worldgroup Global CSO Harjot Singh drops in to talk about purpose and sustainability.
6/21/202336 minutes, 4 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: The third age of effectiveness

Anna Hamill hosts the second of WARC’s daily podcasts from Cannes Lions 2023. We hear about a major new presentation from Les Binet, Dr Grace Kite and Tom Roach. Jocelyn Tse, Chief Strategy Officer for UM Worldwide in China, offers insights from the Creative Data Lions judging room. And WARC’s Sam Pena-Taylor reports on ChatGPT making a splash at the Festival.
6/20/202328 minutes, 54 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: The state of creativity, plus insights from WAFE

The first of five daily episodes of the WARC Podcast from Cannes Lions 2023. David Tiltman, WARC's SVP Content, is joined by Effectiveness Partnership founding partner Gurdeep Puri to discuss new research into creative effectiveness. Wunderman Thompson CSO Ellie Bamford previews the upcoming Future of Strategy debate. And John Bizzell, WARC's Awards Lead, highlights some winners from the WARC Awards for Effectiveness.
6/19/202332 minutes, 3 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: Creative Impact preview

This week, SVP Content David Tiltman talks creative effectiveness with Jenni Middleton, SVP Content and Editor-in-chief at LIONS, and Jamie Peate of McCann Worldgroup. David, Jenni and Jamie, as well as three of WARC’s editors, then offer a preview of WARC and LIONS’ Creative Impact content programme, which will be taking place across the 2023 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/15/202346 minutes, 16 seconds
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WARC Talks: How retail media is disrupting marketing structures

This week, WARC’s Gregory Grudzinski and Lauren Livak, Director of the Digital Shelf Institute, unpack key themes and takeaways from WARC Digital Commerce’s latest report into organizational readiness for the world of e-commerce. Topics include the rise of retail media, the value of temporary Centers of Excellence and the need to standardize internal metrics. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/8/202332 minutes, 34 seconds
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3 in 15: YouTube platform insights

This week, SVP Content David Tiltman is joined by WARC Media’s Alex Brownsell and Celeste Huang. They discuss key themes and takeaways from WARC Media’s latest platform insights report on YouTube, covering ad spend, reach, evolving media formats and audience data. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/6/202320 minutes, 48 seconds
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WARC Talks: Pricing

This week, WARC’s Catherine Driscoll is joined by Professor Koen Pauwels of Northeastern University and Amazon, and Billy Ryan, Head of Analytics and Effectiveness at the7stars. Examining the close relationship between advertising and pricing power, the episode addresses diverse advertising effects, from sales to distribution, and how marketers add value throughout their organisations. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/1/202336 minutes, 6 seconds
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3 in 15: Lessons from the Effective 100

This week, David Tiltman, WARC's SVP Content, is joined by Amy Rodgers, Head of Content for WARC Creative to discuss some of the key findings from the Lessons from the Effective 100 report. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/30/202322 minutes, 5 seconds
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WARC Talks: How culture is key to influencing behavior

WARC’s Cathy Taylor is joined by Dr. Marcus Collins of Wieden+Kennedy and the Ross School of Business to discuss his new book, For the Culture: The Power Behind What We Buy, What We Do, and Who We Want to Be. Cathy and Marcus define culture and what it means for marketers, and why it is ignored at their peril. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our ⁠free daily newsletter⁠.
5/25/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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3 in 15: Working with creators

This week, Lena Roland, Head of Content for WARC Strategy talks to Catherine Driscoll, Commissioning Editor for EMEA, about the latest WARC Guide to working with creators. They discuss new dynamics in the creator-brand partnership, why creators are beginning to challenge legacy brands in their own categories and how marketers can measure the impact of influencer campaigns. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our ⁠free daily newsletter⁠.
5/23/202315 minutes, 28 seconds
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WARC Talks: Data and privacy in Australia

This week, Rica Facundo, WARC Strategy’s Asia Editor, is joined by Juan Mendoza, guest editor and CEO of The Martech Weekly, to unpack the insights from our latest Spotlight series on Australia’s push to data privacy. They discuss the recent high-profile data breaches in Australia, the changing regulatory landscape, its impact on the consumer value exchange and how brands can turn the risk of data privacy concerns into an opportunity. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our ⁠free daily newsletter⁠.
5/18/202327 minutes, 56 seconds
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WARC Talks: Driving impact with entertainment

This week Rica Facundo, WARC Strategy’s Asia Editor, is joined by Manjusha Subramanian, B2B Marketing Lead, TikTok APAC, Kunal Sinha, Group Chief Strategy Officer at M&C Saatchi Indonesia and Leah Jackson, Head of Digital Marketing, Goodman Fielder. Rica and her guests discuss how entertainment is changing the marketing and media landscape in Asia and beyond. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our ⁠free daily newsletter⁠.
5/16/202342 minutes, 30 seconds
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WARC Talks: Reddit identifies 5 global movements shaping society

This week Cathy Taylor, WARC Strategy’s US Commissioning Editor talks to Matt Klein, Head of Global Foresight at Reddit about five global movements shaping society, and the implications for consumers and brands. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/11/202334 minutes, 40 seconds
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3 in 15: The Future of Measurement

David Tiltman, WARC's SVP Content, is joined by Paul Stringer, managing editor of Research and Insight at WARC to talk about The Future of Measurement report. Discussing the renaissance of marketing mix modelling, cross media measurement and the growing pains in retail media. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/9/202329 minutes, 42 seconds
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WARC Talks: What should brands expect from Chinese consumers as China reopens?

This week WARC’s Asia editor, Rica Facundo talks to Reno Yue, SVP of Brand, Innovation & Digital Transformation at HYPERS, and Jenny Chan, WARC’s China Editor. Since China's reopening what has changed, what has stayed the same, and what do marketers need to know about the Chinese consumer? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/4/202333 minutes, 14 seconds
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WARC Talks: Reputation versus brand

This week, WARC’s SVP content, David Tiltman is joined by Shann Biglione, Head of Strategic Solutions at Signal AI to discuss reputation and brand. What do these two things mean, and could we ever swap one for the other?Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/27/202337 minutes, 51 seconds
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3 in 15: Trends in search media

This week, WARC’s SVP content, David Tiltman is joined by WARC Media’s Head of Content Alex Brownsell and Data Journalist Celeste Huang to discuss the latest Global Ad Trends report on search media. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/25/202322 minutes, 4 seconds
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WARC Talks: Behavioural science in an age of volatility

Marketing consultant and founder of Astroten, Richard Shotton joins WARC’s Imaad Ahmed, Head of Advisory in EMEA and Americas to discuss Richard’s latest book, The Illusion of Choice, and how marketers can use behavioural science to make their work more effective. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/20/202338 minutes, 42 seconds
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Planning for Effective Outcomes #7: The Downfall of Media Measurement

The seventh and final episode in our series on effectiveness. Hosted by Fergus O'Carroll, this episode is all about the downfall of measurement with Karen Nelson-Field of Amplified Intelligence. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/18/202345 minutes, 29 seconds
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WARC Talks: ESOV, attention and creative effectiveness

Marketing consultants Peter Field and Rob Brittain, and Professor Karen Nelson-Field, founder and CEO of Amplified Intelligence, join Alex Brownsell, WARC Media’s Head of Content, to discuss a new report published by the Advertising Council Australia analysing the ability of a media platform to amplify or undermine a campaign’s creative strength. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/13/202336 minutes, 49 seconds
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Planning for Effective Outcomes #6: The Creative Relationship

The sixth episode in a seven-part series on effectiveness. Hosted by Fergus O'Carroll, this episode is all about the creative relationship with Greg Hahn, Co-Founder of Mischief USA and James Hurman of Previously Unavailable. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/11/202330 minutes, 16 seconds
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3 in 15: Luxury marketing in an era of change

This week, Lena Roland, head of content for WARC Strategy is joined by Anna Hamill, senior editor for brands to discuss the recently published report, the WARC Guide to luxury marketing.Topics covered include recent changes in the luxury market, big macro trends shaping marketing for luxury brands, and the impact on digitisation, e-commerce and the rise of the influencer economy on the luxury industry. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/6/202319 minutes, 51 seconds
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Planning for Effective Outcomes #5: Writing Creative Briefs

The fifth episode in a seven-part series on effectiveness. Hosted by Fergus O'Carroll, this episode is all about writing creative briefs with Strategy Finishing School’s Julian Cole. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/4/202343 minutes, 56 seconds
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WARC Talks: Lessons from the WARC Rankings

This week David Tiltman, WARC’s SVP Content, is joined by Amy Rodgers, Head of Content for WARC Creative. They discuss the top ranked campaigns from this year's Creative, Media and Effective Rankings, and look at the themes that come through across the highly ranked campaigns. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/30/202336 minutes, 58 seconds
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Planning for Effective Outcomes #4: Metrics and Measurements

The fourth episode in a seven-part series on effectiveness. Hosted by Fergus O'Carroll, this episode is all about metrics and measurement with Harry Davies, VP of marketing investment and effectiveness at Sage. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/28/202336 minutes, 5 seconds
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3 in 15: TikTok platform insights

David Tiltman, WARC’s SVP Content, is joined by Alex Brownsell, Head of Content for WARC Media, to talk about the first Platform Insights report from WARC Media. Tackling TikTok, they explore the platform’s market-defying levels of advertising investment, key user and audience groups and the prospect of bans in Europe and the US. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/23/202320 minutes, 20 seconds
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Planning for Effective Outcomes #3: Performance v Brand

The third episode in a seven-part series on effectiveness. Hosted by Fergus O'Carroll, this episode is all about performance versus brand with Jellyfish's Claire Strickett and Tom Roach. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/21/202353 minutes, 47 seconds
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WARC Talks: How measuring effectiveness combats ad fraud

This week WARC talks ad fraud with US Commissioning Editor Cathy Taylor and David Beaton, of Navigation ME and Crater Lake & Company. How measuring and optimizing against real-world effectiveness outcomes can help to make bots irrelevant. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/16/202329 minutes, 5 seconds
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Planning for Effective Outcomes #2: Starting out right

The second episode in a seven-part series on effectiveness. Hosted by Fergus O'Carroll, this episode is all about starting out right with Mark Ritson. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/14/202342 minutes, 58 seconds
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WARC Talks better brand health tracking

This week we're talking about better brand health tracking with Jenni Romanuik, research professor at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute. How can brands get the most out of their brand health tracking? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/9/202329 minutes, 37 seconds
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Planning for Effective Outcomes #1: Setting the Scene

The first in a seven-part series on effectiveness. Hosted by On Strategy’s Fergus O’Carroll, the series kicks off with James Hurman of Previously Unavailable. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/7/202339 minutes, 17 seconds
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WARC Talks: Do stronger relationships produce stronger results?

This week we're talking about client-agency relationships with founder of Aprais, Kim Walker. Do stronger relationships make more effective work? The latest WARC Creative report, in collaboration with Aprais, overlays WARC's Rankings data with Aprais' client-agency evaluation data to answer this question. A complimentary copy of the report is available to read for a limited time here.
3/2/202325 minutes, 21 seconds
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Brands in culture

The third and final episode in a special three-part series that looks at creative effectiveness through the lens of the winners of 2022's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. In this episode we discuss brands in culture and how that approach was used to capture the attention of target audiences. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/28/202333 minutes, 18 seconds
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3 in 15: Media models in flux

David Tiltman, WARC's SVP Content, is joined by Alex Brownsell, Head of Content for WARC Media, to talk about the latest Global Ad Trends report, called ‘Media Models in Flux’. Discussing how traditional media models are becoming unsustainable, advertising as a driver of profitability, and what it means to be a media owner is being re-written. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/23/202321 minutes, 55 seconds
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Collaboration baked into industry-shifting ideas

The second episode in a special three-part series that looks at creative effectiveness through the lens of the winners of 2022's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. In this episode, we discuss collaboration and how it was at the root of many industry-shifting ideas. Featuring campaigns from Michelob Ultra, Unilever, and Skinny. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/21/202330 minutes, 26 seconds
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WARC Talks 2023 Super Bowl ads: What worked and what didn’t

This week Cathy Taylor, US Commissioning Editor, talks with Lauriann Serra, Managing Director USA, The GOAT Agency and Ben Wolan, Executive Creative Director of DDB San Francisco about this year’s crop of Super Bowl ads. Discussing distinctive assets, the most effective use of celebrities, and predictions of what we hope to see in the future.  Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/16/202328 minutes, 34 seconds
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Impactful creativity across sectors

The first in a special three-part series that looks at creative effectiveness through the lens of the winners of 2022's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. In this episode, we discuss how brands from different sectors can lean in on creativity to deliver impactful ideas. Featuring campaigns from Maersk, Pepsi and Deutsche Bahn. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/14/202332 minutes, 5 seconds
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WARC Talks: Driving growth through new usage occasions

This week WARC talks driving growth through new usage occasions with Jennifer English, Global Brand Director at Bailey's and Carlos Grande, Effectiveness Editor at the IPA. How do you maintain existing customers and consumption moments while also attracting new customers? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/9/202332 minutes, 15 seconds
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WARC Talks Special! The gravity of e-commerce

In this special episode David Tiltman is joined by JP Castlin, a strategic management consultant, and James Hankins, Global VP Marketing Strategy and Planning at Sage, who have co-authored a new WARC report, ‘The gravity of e-commerce’. As marketers come to terms with the rapidly changing world of digital commerce, they may need to return to the four Ps in response. The full report is available to WARC subscribers at this link. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/7/202337 minutes, 35 seconds
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WARC Talks: Unpacking retail media in Asia

This week we're unpacking retail media in Asia with Miranda Dimopoulos, Regional CEO at IAB Southeast Asia and India, and JJ Eastwood, Managing Director at Carousell Media Group. Discusses the report launched by the IAB Southeast Asia and India in partnership with the Carousell Media Group called "Digital Advertising's Next Big Wave". Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/2/202343 minutes, 30 seconds
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WARC talks new thinking in reach

This week WARC talks about the changing role of reach in media planning with Rich Kirk, Chief Strategy Officer at Zenith UK, and Sam Dias, Head of Data Sciences for Publicis Media. Reach has been a vital pillar of media strategies for decades, however, this orthodoxy is being questioned in light of an increasingly fragmented media market. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/26/202338 minutes, 21 seconds
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WARC talks putting theory into practice

This week WARC talks putting theory into practice with Cheryl Calverley, former CEO at Eve Sleep and Tom Roach, VP of Brand Strategy at Jellyfish. There's no shortage of theory - but how do marketers take that theory and turn it into marketing plans, budget allocation and creative choices? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/19/202348 minutes, 58 seconds
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WARC Talks: The future of digital commerce

Gregory Grudzinski, Head of Content for WARC Digital Commerce is joined by Briana Finelli, US Head of Ecommerce at Wavemaker to discuss the future of digital commerce. This podcast along with our report on the future of digital commerce is part of WARC’s Marketer’s Toolkit 2023 series. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/12/202334 minutes, 58 seconds
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3 in 15: The Future of Media

David Tiltman, WARC's SVP Content, is joined by Alex Brownsell, Head of Content for WARC Media, to discuss the launch of a new report on The Future of Media. Part of The Marketer's Toolkit 2023 series, the report covers key trends in advertising investment, audience fragmentation and reform of the media ecosystem.  Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/5/202316 minutes, 47 seconds
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WARC Talks: The best of Jeremy Bullmore

This week we’re looking at some of the wisdom of one of the greatest writers about advertising there is – Jeremy Bullmore. Here to guide us to his best thinking we have Alex Steer, chief data officer, Wunderman Thompson, and Sarah Walker, global CMO, Essence MediaCom. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
12/15/202243 minutes, 24 seconds
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3 in 15: Leveraging retail media networks

Explores the latest WARC Spotlight on the exponential growth of retail media networks (RMNs) – covering current channel fragmentation, the need for industry-wide universal KPIs and how RMNs can be utilized across all parts of the marketing funnel. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
12/8/202217 minutes, 14 seconds
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WARC Talks sustainability

This week US Commissioning Editor Cathy Taylor discusses marketing's role in building sustainability behaviors with executives at two B Corps: Pip Cross, Sustainability Lead at Barkley, and Mikey Sadowski, General Manager, Global PR & Communications, at Intrepid Travel. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
12/1/202228 minutes, 14 seconds
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WARC Talks dentsu’s media trends 2023

This week WARC talks 2023 media trends with dentsu’s Dan Calladine Head of Media Futures, and author of dentsu’s ‘Change and Opportunity’ media trends report. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/24/202235 minutes, 20 seconds
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3 in 15: Marketing trends for 2023

This week we’re joined by Aditya Kishore WARC’s insight director who oversaw the creation of The Marketer’s Toolkit 2023. Discussing themes from the report, including marketing in a cost-of-living crisis, the disruption in the global supply chain, and the future of big tech. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/17/202221 minutes, 6 seconds
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3 in 15: Brazilian consumers during volatile times

This week we're joined by Mirela Dufrayer, marketing leader, Latin America at WGSN who contributed to the recent Spotlight on how Brazil's consumers are responding to volatile times. Discussing World Cup optimism, political polarization and how businesses are dealing with consumers spending less. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/10/202220 minutes, 52 seconds
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WARC Talks brand purpose

This week WARC talks brand purpose with David Aaker, vice chairman at Prophet. Discussing the role of purpose in the marketing industry and how marketers can use purpose to help solve societal problems. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/3/202233 minutes, 10 seconds
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3 in 15: Using brand assets

This week we’re joined by Catherine Driscoll, WARC’s Commissioning Editor EMEA and editor of a recent WARC Guide to brand assets in a hybrid world. Catherine explores how to create strong brand assets when you don’t have a physical product, the increasing importance of sonic branding and details the top tips for maximising brand assets. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/27/202214 minutes, 54 seconds
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WARC Talks Finding Gen Z

WARC Media's Celeste Huang summarises the latest Global Ad Trends report Finding Gen Z, which explores media consumption habits among 16- to 24-year-olds. Catrina Dear, entertainment lead at the7stars, and Aliya Gilmore, a strategist at Culture Group, discuss how brands should communicate with younger audiences. Hosted by Alex Brownsell, Head of Content at WARC Media. 
10/20/202233 minutes, 23 seconds
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WARC Talks Digital Commerce - Retail Media Today

Gregory Grudzinski, Head of Content for WARC Digital Commerce, and Colin Lewis, author of WARC's Retail Media Primer Series discuss the retail media offerings of Amazon, Kroger, Walmart, Target and Instacart. The complete Retail Media Primer Series is available to subscribers at warc.com/digital-commerce.
10/17/202224 minutes, 51 seconds
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WARC Talks brands in culture

This week WARC talks brands in culture with Marcus Collins, head of strategy at Wieden+Kennedy New York, and author and social anthropologist, Grant McCracken. Discussing how brands can find a space for themselves in culture. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/13/202244 minutes, 45 seconds
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3 in 15: The Consumer Crunch

This week Lena Roland, Head of Content for WARC Strategy, and David Tiltman, WARC’s SVP Content discuss the key takeaways from the latest WARC Guide to The Consumer Crunch: Navigating inflation and the threat of recession. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/6/202220 minutes, 10 seconds
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WARC Talks budgets and ROI

This week WARC talks budget setting and ROI with Grace Kite, founder and economist at magic numbers, and Paul Dyson, co-founder at Accelero. What is the relationship between what marketers spend, and what kind of return they can expect? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/29/202237 minutes, 30 seconds
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3 in 15: Ad investment forecasts

Alex Brownsell, Head of Content for WARC Media, and James McDonald, WARC’s Director of Data, Intelligence & Forecasting, examine the latest global ad spend forecasts and the impact of the economic slowdown. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/22/202217 minutes, 43 seconds
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WARC Talks Anti-personalisation

This week WARC talks anti-personalisation with marketing consultant Samuel Brealey and Michael Taylor, founder of Vexpower. With the death of the cookie and data privacy concerns, marketers are rethinking their approach to personalisation. Discussing how personalisation adds complexity to an ad campaign and may not be good value for money. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/15/202231 minutes, 15 seconds
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3 in 15: The state of creative effectiveness

This week we’re joined by Warwick Cairns, strategy partner at The Effectiveness Partnership and an editor of the state of creative effectiveness report. Warwick shares the key takeaways from the report; including how marketers are finding marketing effectiveness challenging, the importance of creating a unifying set of KPIs, and how vital it is that marketers make their case to the c-suite. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/8/202219 minutes, 4 seconds
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WARC Talks: What does 'brand' actually mean?

This week WARC talks about one of the most ill-defined words in the marketing lexicon; brand. Claire Strickett, brand strategy director at Jellyfish, and Paul Bailey, brand strategy director at Halo explore what brand actually means, and why it is so important to use the word clearly. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/1/202245 minutes, 55 seconds
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WARC Talks Communities and Creative Effectiveness

This week WARC talks engaging communities with the strategists behind two of the 2022 Creative Effectiveness Lions winners. Discussing tapping into fandoms, audience empowerment and successful partnerships, Wieden+Kennedy's Tass Tsitsopoulos and FCB Canada's Shelley Brown give insights into how connecting with communities led to their work's success.
8/25/202222 minutes, 17 seconds
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WARC Talks Inflation and Economic Slowdown

This week WARC talks inflation and economic slowdown with J. Walker Smith and Karine Trinquetel - insights experts at market research company Kantar. Discusses new consumer sentiment data and how brands can focus on resilience and serving consumer needs. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/18/202242 minutes, 49 seconds
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WARC Talks US automotive marketing

This week WARC talks American automotive marketing with Scotty Reiss, founder of A Girls Guide to Cars. Discusses the increased popularity of the electric vehicle in the US, and what problems that may arise for marketers in the face of inflation. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/11/202239 minutes, 20 seconds
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3 in 15 - Media Inflation

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Head of Media Alex Brownsell, who is the editor of the recent Global Ad Trends report on the rising cost of incremental reach. Alex explores the increased costs of advertising on linear TV, looks at this inflation across the media ecosystem, and explains how attention metrics are muddying these waters even further. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/4/202224 minutes, 1 second
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3 in 15 - Conscious Consumerism in Southeast Asia

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Asia Editor Rica Facundo, who is also the editor of the recent Spotlight on conscious consumerism in Southeast Asia. Rica takes us through the cultural barriers in the way of the green economy growing, the role of sustainable packaging, and innovative products and services making sustainability more inclusive. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/28/202212 minutes, 6 seconds
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Faris Yakob on Attention - 3. Attention Culture

Faris Yakob, co-founder of the nomadic creative consultancy Genius Steals and author of Paid Attention, hosts a special three-part podcast series exploring human attention and advertising. In this third and final episode, Faris turns his attention to how advertising and the media impacts society, and how brands can navigate a complex polarized media environment. Guests include Dr Gwenyth Jackaway, a former media professor at Fordham University, Jared Grant, integrated strategy director at Publicis agency Le Truc, and Sara Tate, ex-CEO of TBWA\London.
7/21/202243 minutes, 46 seconds
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Faris Yakob on Attention - 2. Quantities and Qualities of Attention

Faris Yakob, co-founder of the nomadic creative consultancy Genius Steals and author of Paid Attention, hosts a special three-part podcast series exploring human attention and advertising. In this second episode, Faris and his guests address how attention is measured and valued, and what this means for the media industry now in the very near future. Faris is joined by former General Mills CMO Ivan Pollard, Lumen Research founder Mike Follett, and Katie Hartley, managing director - product and innovation at Dentsu Data Labs.
7/14/202241 minutes, 1 second
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Faris Yakob on Attention - 1. The Attention Economy

Faris Yakob, co-founder of the nomadic creative consultancy Genius Steals and author of Paid Attention, hosts a special three-part podcast series exploring human attention and advertising. In episode one, discussion focuses on the origins of the ‘attention economy’, how it has evolved in the digital age, and how marketers can attract attention. Faris is joined by Zoe Scaman, founder of integrated strategy studio Bodacious, Matt Locke, partner at content studio Storythings, and Tony Haile, senior director of product at Twitter.
7/7/202247 minutes, 19 seconds
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3 in 15: The CMO Agenda in Cannes

This week we're joined by Anna Hamill, Senior Editor - Brands at WARC, to discuss what was driving the CMO agenda in Cannes. Anna’s key insights include why sustainability is table stakes for CMOs, how brands are preparing for a recession, and the changing role of brand purpose in the growth equation. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/30/202218 minutes, 59 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: Effective creativity and the WARC Awards for Effectiveness

Wrapping up WARC’s coverage of the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Host Lena Roland, Head of Content for WARC Strategy, is joined by WARC editors David Tiltman, Chiara Manco and Anna Hamill. They reveal the winners of this year’s WARC Awards for Effectiveness, share insights from the previous day’s Brands in Culture sessions featuring McDonald’s and Nestle, and outline James Hurman (Previously Unavailable) and Tom Morton’s (R/GA) session on whether we need new rules for a new generation of brands. Plus David Tiltman, WARC’s SVP Content, reflects on the key highlights from this year’s festival.
6/24/202222 minutes, 56 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: The Future of Strategy and Ehrenberg-Bass research

All the latest from day four of Cannes Lions 2022. Host Alex Brownsell, Head of Content for WARC Media, is joined in the Palais des Festivals by WARC editors Lena Roland and Anna Hamill to talk about this morning’s Future of Strategy sessions, and recap yesterday’s presentation from Jenni Romaniuk, Research Professor at Ehrenberg-Bass Institute.
6/23/202224 minutes, 21 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: Brand-building in an e-commerce world and B2B best practice

News and insights from day three at Cannes Lions 2022. Host David Tiltman, WARC’s SVP Content, is joined by WARC editors Alex Brownsell and Sam Pena-Taylor. They discuss James Hurman’s latest presentation on the WARC stage, and reveal Benedict Evans’s long-range view on the future of e-commerce and media.
6/22/202229 minutes, 53 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: Digital commerce and when targeting doesn't work

All the latest from day two of Cannes Lions 2022. Host Alex Brownsell, Head of Content for WARC Media, is joined by David Tiltman and Imaad Ahmed to talk about the collision of marketing and digital commerce - a hot topic at this year’s festival - and reveal fresh research from Creative X and Analytic Partners. Plus Anna Hamill provides insights into the key priorities among CMOs in Cannes.
6/21/202231 minutes, 23 seconds
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WARC x Cannes Lions: Attention jeopardy and the Anatomy of Effectiveness

The first of five daily episodes of The WARC Podcast from Cannes Lions 2022. Host David Tiltman, WARC’s SVP Content, is joined in the Palais des Festivals by WARC editors Alex Brownsell, Lena Roland and Chiara Manco. They discuss new attention research from Peter Field, Professor Karen Nelson-Field and Orlando Wood, WARC’s updated Anatomy of Effectiveness whitepaper, and preview the upcoming Effectiveness Show.
6/20/202225 minutes, 31 seconds
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WARC Talks the Crypto Winter - Implications for Marketers

This week WARC talks the crypto winter and the implications for marketers with Cary Tilds, co-founder of Web3 Marketing Association, and CSO at Frameplay, and David Wallace, co-founder of Web3 Marketing Association, and founder at NMD+. Looking at the current situation in the crypto-currency world and what this means for marketers. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/16/202241 minutes, 1 second
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3 in 15 - Sustainability Marketing in India

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Biprorshee Das, India Editor and the editor of the recent Spotlight on sustainability marketing in India. Bipro takes us through the cultural context of this issue, the need for sustainability to be at the core of a brand’s strategy, and the consumer perspective. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/9/202211 minutes, 39 seconds
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WARC Talks Fragmentation

This week WARC talks fragmentation with Oliver Feldwick, head of innovation at The&Partnership and Ana Andjelic, a global C-level executive. Discussing the challenges and opportunities around fragmentation. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/2/202235 minutes, 57 seconds
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3 in 15 - Connected TV

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Cathy Taylor, US Commissioning Editor for WARC Strategy, and editor of the recent WARC guide on connected TV. Cathy explores the reasons why we should be paying attention to CTV, the role of first party data and cookies, and what the future of CTV might look like. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/26/202217 minutes, 4 seconds
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WARC Talks Digital Brand Growth

This week WARC talks digital brand growth with Tom Morton, Chief Strategy Officer at R/GA. Discusses how the established laws of marketing apply to brands that have started or scaled up in a digital economy. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/19/202223 minutes, 44 seconds
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WARC Talks Marketing and the Cost of Living Crisis

This week WARC talks marketing and the cost of living crisis with Ananda Roy, Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth Insights at IRI, and Louise Martell, CSO at Yonder Media. Discusses the cost of living crisis and how marketers and businesses can respond. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/12/202231 minutes, 13 seconds
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3 in 15 - Big Tech ad spend

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Alex Brownsell, Head of Content for WARC Media, and editor of the recent Global Ad Trends report on Big Tech advertising investment. Alex discusses Big Tech ad spend and growth rates, the spend by retail platforms growing faster than media, and the trends in ad spend as a percentage of total sales. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/5/202218 minutes, 27 seconds
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WARC Talks Connected TV

This week WARC talks connected TV with Kim Thompson, a president at Spark Foundry in New York and Seth Marquart, director of experience strategy for LUCKIE in Nashville. Discussing Netlfix's potential move towards AVOD, the need for disruption in the market, and the future of connected TV. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/28/202233 minutes, 23 seconds
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3 in 15 - Scale Up Brands

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Catherine Driscoll, Commissioning Editor and the editor of the WARC guide to scale up brands. Catherine takes us through why scale up brands have to be bold in their media plans, the importance of developing their branding, and the challenges for scale-up CMOs. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/21/202219 minutes, 4 seconds
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WARC Talks QSR

This week WARC Talks QSR with Alice Crowder, chief marketing officer at Krystal, a QSR brand based in the south US. Diving into this fundamentally American category, we discuss Krystal’s celebrity integration with rapper 2 Chainz, the impact of delivery on the business, and how to manage the brand in an inflationary time.
4/14/202225 minutes, 21 seconds
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WARC Talks Online Video in Asia

This week WARC talks online video in Asia with Kate Choi, Head of Ads Marketing at Google Korea, Anil Viswanathan, Vice President of Marketing at Mondelez, and Leigh Reyes, C3PO at MullenLowe TREYNA. Discussing the opportunities and trends that can help marketers make their investment in this channel more effective.
4/7/202240 minutes, 8 seconds
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WARC Talks Strategy and Insight

This week WARC talks strategy and insight with Michael Lee, Chief Strategy Officer at VCCP, and Chair of the Account Planning Group and Mark Hadfield, Strategy Partner at Cravens. We discuss why strategists need to burst the strategy bubble, and how to do this. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/31/202235 minutes, 26 seconds
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3 in 15 - Net Zero Marketing

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Lena Roland, managing director, warc.com, and the editor of the WARC guide to net zero marketing. Lena takes us through what net zero marketing is, the key challenges of net zero, how the industry is responding, and lots of practical advice for marketers to drive behavioural change. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/24/202219 minutes, 36 seconds
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3 in 15 - 2022 WARC Rankings

This week we're joined by WARC's Zoe McCready, senior research executive, and the manager of the 2022 launch. Zoe takes us through the most awarded campaigns in the Creative, Media and Effective 100, and the lessons to be learned from these campaigns. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/17/202212 minutes, 20 seconds
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3 in 15 - The IRL ad economy

This week we're joined by WARC's Alex Brownsell, Head of Content for WARC Media, and the editor of the recent Global Ad Trends report on the IRL ad economy. Alex takes us through the forecast for investment in ‘IRL’ media, the differences in investment across regions and OOH formats, and the state of cinema advertising. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/10/202216 minutes, 26 seconds
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WARC Talks Distinctive Assets

This week WARC talks distinctive assets with Will Caruso, senior marketing scientist at Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, and Alana King, planning director at VCCP. What are distinctive brand assets, how do you use them creatively, and how to avoid confusing consumers? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
3/3/202233 minutes, 45 seconds
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WARC Talks DEI with Huenited Collective

This week WARC talks diversity, equity and inclusion in the marketing industry with Cincinnati’s Huenited Collective. Its four founders, Tysonn Betts, Jamie Grady, Sean Rugless and Molly Baker discuss how and why Huenited got started, the local model that they have adopted, and how others can follow in Huenited's footsteps. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/24/202242 minutes, 45 seconds
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3 in 15 - Customer Journeys

This week we're joined by WARC's Anna Hamill, Senior Editor for Brands, and the editor of the recent WARC guide to customer journeys in an omnichannel world. Anna takes us through new thinking on the customer journey, foundations of customer journey planning, and building consistent omnichannel experiences. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/17/202215 minutes, 29 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea – 'Michelin Impossible'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of KFC Australia: Michelin Impossible, awarded Gold in Instant Impact in the 2021 WARC Awards for Effectiveness. KFC shifted perceptions around its food quality with a bold quest to gain a Michelin Star for one of its restaurants in Australia. We spoke to Sally Spriggs, Group Marketing Director at KFC South Pacific, and Ryan O'Connell, Chief Strategy Officer at Ogilvy Australia to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/10/202250 minutes, 30 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea – 'Kiwiburger'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of McDonald's New Zealand: Kiwiburger, awarded Gold in Collaboration & Culture in the 2021 WARC Awards for Effectiveness. McDonald's increased it's cultural relevance by updating it's Kiwiburger which led to it's best ever sales results. We spoke to Deb Fell, Head of Marketing at McDonald’s New Zealand, and Charlotte Marks, Strategy Director at DDB New Zealand to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
2/3/202237 minutes, 43 seconds
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3 in 15 – Ad investment in 2022

This week we're joined by WARC's James McDonald, Director of Data, Intelligence & Forecasting and the editor of the recent Global Ad Trends report which looks at the advertising investment outlook for 2022. James explores the extraordinary growth of 2021, the variation between categories, and e-commerce as a growth driver. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/27/202214 minutes, 55 seconds
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The ‘double bottom line’: Valuing profit and the planet

WARC Talks the Marketer's Toolkit 2022. In a series of 5 podcasts we will cover the key themes identified in this year's Marketer's Toolkit, closing off this series with the ‘double bottom line’: valuing profit and the planet. Find out whether brands will be increasingly required to deliver both traditional growth metrics and a framework for sustainable practices with Grace Kite, Founder and Managing Director at Magic Numbers, Jonathan Wise, Co-founder at Purpose Disruptors, and Suresh Balaji, Chief Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific at HSBC. WARC subscribers can read the full report here or to read the report for free, click here. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/21/202236 minutes, 46 seconds
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The collision of brand and e-commerce

WARC Talks the Marketer's Toolkit 2022. In a series of 5 podcasts we will cover the key themes identified in this year's Marketer's Toolkit, next up is the collision of brand and e-commerce. Find out how rapid digital growth is creating new opportunities to optimise brands for an e-commerce environment with Adam Epstein, Co-president at Perpetua, Mudit Jaju, Global Head of Ecommerce at Wavemaker, and Meg Nieves, Insights Manager at Edge by Ascential. WARC subscribers can read the full report here or to read the report for free, click here. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/20/202238 minutes, 31 seconds
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Closing the effectiveness gap

WARC Talks the Marketer's Toolkit 2022. In a series of 5 podcasts we will cover the key themes identified in this year's Marketer's Toolkit, next up is closing the effectiveness gap. Find out how marketers are exploring new ad metrics which could blur boundaries between short- and long-term measurement with Nathalie Bordes, EVP of Measurement at the ANA, Sarah Faust, Senior Data Scientist at The Kite Factory and Maren Seitz, Senior Director at Analytic Partners. WARC subscribers can read the full report here or to read the report for free, click here. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/19/202240 minutes, 15 seconds
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Social commerce and the creator economy

WARC Talks the Marketer's Toolkit 2022. In a series of 5 podcasts we will cover the key themes identified in this year's Marketer's Toolkit, next up is Social commerce and the creator economy. Find out how brands can benefit from working with content creators across various platforms with Ben Grubbs, Founder of Next 10 Ventures and Co-founder of CreatorPlus and Kollyde, Kris Boger, General Manager of UK Sales at TikTok, and Emma Chiu, Global Director at Wunderman Thompson Intelligence. WARC subscribers can read the full report here or to read the report for free, click here. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/18/202238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Recalibrating life: The post-lockdown consumer

WARC Talks the Marketer's Toolkit 2022. In a series of 5 podcasts we will cover the key themes identified in this year's Marketer's Toolkit, starting with Recalibrating Life: The post-lockdown consumer. Find out how post-lockdown consumers are rethinking their lifestyles and creating new opportunities for marketers with Chase Buckle, Head of Global Trends at GWI, Peter White, Executive Director, Marketing Intelligence at OMD and Zena Arnold, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer at Kimberley-Clark. WARC subscribers can read the full report here or to read the report for free, click here. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/17/202236 minutes, 43 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea – 'The Dance'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of Speight's: The Dance, awarded Bronze in Sustained Growth in the WARC Awards for Effectiveness in 2021. Speight's reclaimed and redefined "mateship" to turn around it's brand sales to the tune of 14.9% revenue growth. We spoke to Lucinda Sherborne, Executive Planning Director at DDB New Zealand and Rachel Ellerm, National Marketing Director at Lion to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/13/202242 minutes, 26 seconds
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WARC Talks 2022 Media Trends

Welcome back! This week WARC talks 2022 media trends with Dan Calladine, Head of Media Futures at Carat Global, and author of Dentsu’s ‘Reimagining Next’ media trends report. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
1/6/202234 minutes, 35 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea – 'Dirt for Good'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea and our last episode of 2021, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of Persil: Dirt for Good, awarded Gold in Brand Purpose and a Sustainability Award in this year's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. Persil grew sales and consideration among households in the UK by evolving its Dirt is Good brand platform to communicate its new green brand purpose and the actions it was taking to address environmental concerns. We spoke to Tati Lindenberg, Vice President of Marketing, Dirt Is Good at Unilever and Rachael Stets, Global Strategy Director at MullenLowe to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
12/16/202142 minutes, 25 seconds
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WARC Talks Writing Better Briefs

This week WARC talks writing better briefs with Pieter-Paul von Weiler and Matt Davies, founders of BetterBriefs. The brief - it's arguably the most important yet overlooked tool in the advertising and marketing industry. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
12/9/202134 minutes, 5 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea – 'SmartPort'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of Trelleborg: SmartPort, awarded a Gold in B2B in this year's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. Trelleborg repositioned itself from equipment manufacturer to smart technology solutions provider with the launch of its SmartPort brand, and drove change in the global marine market. We spoke to Richard Hepworth, business unit president at Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure and Tom Stein, chairman and chief client officer at Stein IAS to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
12/2/202136 minutes, 2 seconds
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WARC Talks Targeting Taste Communities

This week WARC talks targeting taste communities with strategy executive and author of The Business of Aspiration, Ana Andjelic. Instead of focusing on individuals, marketers should focus on the communities they belong to. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/25/202133 minutes, 53 seconds
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WARC Talks Creativity and Attention

This week WARC talks creativity and attention with Karen Nelson-Field, CEO and founder of Amplified Intelligence, and Orlando Wood, Chief Innovation Officer at System1 Group. While some organisations have done a huge amount to draw a link between attention and business outcomes in a media context, the creative side of advertising is comparatively under-explored. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/18/202138 minutes, 21 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea – 'Setting a New Course for Growth'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of Maersk: Setting a new course for growth, winner of the B2B Grand Prix in this year's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. Maersk set out to reshape the industry by diversify its offering to become a complete end-to-end logistics provider. We spoke to Dominic Pope, Global Marketing Manager at Maersk and Bryan Hogg, Strategy Director at Havas Media Group to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/11/202136 minutes, 34 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea – 'The Travis Scott Meal'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of McDonald's: The Travis Scott Meal, winner of the Collaboration & Culture Grand Prix in this year's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. McDonald's had several initiatives in the lead up to it's now-defined brand platform of 'famous orders' which ultimately led to the Travis Scott meal. We spoke to Jennifer Healan, VP of U.S. Marketing at McDonald's and Tass Tsitsopoulos, Planning Director at Wieden+Kennedy New York to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
11/4/202149 minutes, 51 seconds
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3 in 15 – Creator Economy

This week we're joined by WARC's Catherine Driscoll, commissioning editor and editor of a recent WARC Guide on the creator economy. Catherine talks about the relationship between brands, creators and the social platforms; gaming and their fandoms; and best practice for brands looking to work with creators. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/28/202112 minutes, 28 seconds
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3 in 15 – EffWorks

This week we're joined by WARC's Alex Brownsell, Senior Editor, Media, Lena Roland, Managing Editor, WARC.com, and Sam Peña-Taylor, Reporter. The team discusses the IPA's recent EffWorks conference and the three main takeaways from it. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/21/202117 minutes, 28 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea - 'A Dad's Job'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of Home Centre: A Dad's Job, winner of the Instant Impact Grand Prix in this year's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. A father's day campaign that actually celebrates mothers, A Dad's Job sheds a light on the tabboo subject of single mothers. We spoke to Siddarth Sivaprakash, Head of Marketing at Home Centre, and Tahaab Rais, Regional Head of Strategy at FP7 to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/14/202145 minutes, 2 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea - 'Shame to Pride'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of Aldi: Shame to Pride, winner of the Sustained Growth Grand Prix in this year's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. Aldi ran a ten year multi-channel campaign to improve perceptions, grow share, and become a top-5 grocery retailer in the UK. ​We spoke to Jamie Peate, Global Head of Retail Strategy at McCann Worldgroup, and Laura McKinlay, Managing Partner at McCann Manchester, to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
10/7/202139 minutes, 33 seconds
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WARC Talks Conscious Media Investment

This week WARC talks conscious media investment with Jake Dubbins, Co-Founder & Co-Chair at Conscious Advertising Network, Belinda J Smith, CEO, Americas at m/SIX, and Clare Melford, Co-founder & Executive Director at The Global Disinformation Index. What is conscious media investment, why does it matter, and what does it mean for the way we think about planning media? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/30/202146 minutes, 15 seconds
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WARC Talks Future of Strategy

This week WARC talks future of strategy with Mark Pollard, Strategy CEO at Mighty Jungle and Host of Sweathead and Mark Lester, Head of Strategy at WE ARE Pi. We discuss the latest Future of Strategy report, which is based on an annual, global survey of strategists, and digs into factors impacting the strategy role within the marketing industry. Download a sample of the report here. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/23/202139 minutes, 17 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea - 'Small Business Drive'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of Lexus: Small business drive, awarded a Silver in Customer Experience and the Personalisation & Insight Award in this year's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. The team identified an underserved target and invested in branded content and the lower funnel test drive experience to increase both lead flow and conversion. We spoke to TBWA Hong Kong's Jerome Ooi, Executive Creative Director and Terence Ling, Head of Strategy to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/16/202148 minutes, 58 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea - 'Unforgettable Bag'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of Tesco: Unforgettable Bag, winner of the Customer Experience Grand Prix in this year's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. Applying behavioural economics thinking, Tesco greatly reduced the use of single-use plastic bags. In the 12 months after the campaign, bag reuse rates jumped from 5% to an amazing 60%. We spoke to Azliza Azmel, Corporate Services Director at Tesco Malaysia and Graham Drew, Chief Creative Officer at Grey Group to find out more. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/9/202137 minutes, 32 seconds
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3 in 15 – Reaching the Brazilian consumer

This week we're joined by WARC's Cathy Taylor, US commissioning editor and the editor of this WARC Spotlight on Brazil. Cathy explores how brands can pursue strategies that both help the common good and allow them to grow, the impact of more Brazilians joining the banking system, and the importance of reality shows as a really engaging platform for brands. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
9/2/202114 minutes, 40 seconds
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Behind the Winning Idea - 'Skip the Rinse'

This week, in Behind the Winning Idea, we explore the strategy, execution and outcome of Finish: Skip the Rinse, winner of the Brand Purpose Grand Prix in this year's WARC Awards for Effectiveness. Dishwasher brand Finish grew sales and market share in the US with a multichannel campaign to encourage Americans to save water. Sales grew by 33% year on year as a result. We spoke to Kelsey Steele, Group Strategy Director at HAVAS New York and Umar Khan, US VP of Marketing at Reckitt to find out more.   Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/26/202131 minutes, 3 seconds
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WARC Talks Creative Effectiveness

This week WARC talks creative effectiveness with Shazia Ginai, CEO of Neuro-Insight UK and Todd Sussman, Chief Strategy Officer at FCB New York. Together we explore insights from the 2021 Creative Effectiveness Lions winners, featuring themes from this year’s work to uncover what it takes to be both creative and effective. WARC subscribers can view all winners and the full report here or you can download the sample report. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
8/12/202139 minutes, 3 seconds
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3 in 15 - The Future of Identity

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Alex Brownsell, senior editor for media and editor of the WARC Guide to the future of identity. Alex takes us through the implication of Google postponing its ban on third-party cookies, the best way for brands to avoid any data disruptions, and what the future of identity will really look like.Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/29/202114 minutes, 41 seconds
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WARC Talks Creativity and Fame

This week WARC talks creativity and fame with Paul Feldwick, former strategist and author of Why Does The Pedlar Sing?, and Jane Wakely, lead CMO of Mars Inc. Do marketers need to rethink their approach to creativity and are they underplaying the power of fame? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/15/202136 minutes, 4 seconds
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WARC Talks Rainbow-washing

This week WARC talks rainbow-washing with Nic Allum, SVP and principal of strategy and culture at New Moon. We explore LGBTQ+ marketing best practices, and consider whether brands should be focused on Pride month at all. Isn’t it time for a year-round commitment? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/8/202119 minutes
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3 in 15 - Brand-building and the Rise of Digital Commerce

This week we're joined by WARC's David Tiltman, VP of content, to talk us through the recent white paper launched by WARC. David discusses whether brand matters in digital commerce, balancing brand-building and performance, and how many assumptions around brand and performance will be challenged in the future. Read the full white paper here.  Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
7/1/202115 minutes, 54 seconds
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WARC Talks Movable Middle

This week WARC talks movable middle with Joel Rubinson, president of Rubinson Partners, and Greg Stuart, CEO of MMA Global. It’s a new way to target consumers but could it replace reach as the basis of effective media planning? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/17/202139 minutes, 57 seconds
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3 in 15 - Customer Retention

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Anna Hamill, senior editor for brands and editor of the recent WARC Guide to Customer Retention. Anna discusses the debate about acquisition and retention, how e-commerce is changing the way brands think about customer retention, and how loyalty programmes might adapt for a digital world. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
6/3/202112 minutes, 48 seconds
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WARC Talks Attention

This week WARC talks attention with Karen Nelson-Field, CEO and founder of Amplified Intelligence, Mike Follett, managing director at Lumen Research, and Ian Edwards, head of connection planning at Facebook. What is attention and what does it mean for the way we think about media and effectiveness? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/20/202134 minutes, 39 seconds
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3 in 15 – New Thinking in B2B Marketing

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Lena Roland, managing editor of WARC.com and editor of the recent WARC Guide to rethinking B2B. Lena discusses the similarities in B2B and B2C marketing best practice, the role of emotion in B2B marketing, and the new generation of B2B buyers reaching leadership positions. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
5/6/202113 minutes, 1 second
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WARC Talks Digital Rent and Digital Availability

This week WARC talks digital rent and digital availability with Grace Kite, founder of Gracious Economics, and Gemma Spence, chief commerce officer at PHD Media. Digital rent and digital availability were both featured in the recent WARC Guide to new research in marketing - and both have implications for the way marketers approach their budgets. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/22/202132 minutes, 43 seconds
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3 in 15 – Shoppable Media

This week we’re joined by WARC’s Alex Brownsell, senior editor for media and editor of the WARC Guide to Shoppable Media, published earlier this year. Alex takes us through why social commerce is so important, the role of influencers in effective livestream shoppable content and what shoppable media might look like in five years’ time. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/22/202112 minutes, 47 seconds
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WARC Talks Share of Search

This week WARC talks share of search with James Hankins, founder of Vizer Consulting, and Shann Biglione, head of strategy at Zenith New York. How can marketers use share of search as a metric and could it be a new way to prove the effectiveness of advertising? Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/22/202129 minutes, 33 seconds
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Welcome to the WARC Podcast

Welcome to the WARC Podcast. Hosted by WARC’s VP of content, David Tiltman, we’ll be using this channel to focus on key topics and trends in the world of marketing effectiveness. We’ll be doing that through conversations with some of the industry’s finest to bring you closer to insights, stories and lessons behind great marketing. We have always championed evidence-based decisions and there’ll be something here for anyone who wants to make marketing choices that work.So stay tuned and join us on this journey. And if you have feedback or have a particular topic in mind you want us to cover, let us know. Stay up-to-date with the latest marketing and advertising news with our free daily newsletter.
4/22/20211 minute, 53 seconds