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Ten big questions addressed at the festival in 2019

Explore the 2019 programme

How can you infiltrate popular culture and stay relevant at scale?

Trail-blazing speakers including Steve Stoute, Translation, Gucci, Neuro-Insight US, T-Mobile, Sophia Bush, Marie Kondo and BlueCurrent Tokyo talked about how they are intersecting at significant moments or events in culture and sparking important conversations.

Learn more about Brands in Culture

How do we strike the right balance between purpose and profit?

We heard from the leading thinkers like the Kraft Heinz Company's Eduardo Luz on how to drive brand presence with purpose and saw some of the captivating work that is inspiring positive action and change in an uncertain world.

Learn more about The New Rules on Brand Purpose

How can creative strategy build brands to drive performance & growth?

We heard from the likes of Richard Shotton, Text100’s Global Creative Director Richard Parkinson and Lucy Reynolds, Head of Consumer Communications at Vodafone as they shared the human insights that have changed how we think about targeting, personalisation and reach.

Learn more about Creative Strategy and How to Reach the Reluctant Consumer

How can modern technologies improve the art of storytelling?

Storytelling: an over-used word undoubtedly, but it is the foundation on which this industry is built and it has the power to change lives. World-class speakers like New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander and the team behind Sesame Street shared how they make audiences laugh and cry.

Learn more about Re-imagining Storytelling

How do we use creativity to drive exceptional consumer experiences?

We discovered how to create consistency across all touchpoints and provide rich consumer journeys in the 'age of me'. We were joined by Marc Pritchard, the Chief Brand Officer at P&G, Mastercard's Raja Rajamannar, Kargo, Yum! Brands - group owner of Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and WingStreet - and Silicon Valley's favourite soft drink, Hint Water.

Learn more about Creating Exceptional Consumer Experience

What creative business models thrive in a direct to consumer world?

We explored the deep structural changes in the branded communications landscape, and enjoyed talks from the likes of Uber's Paulie Dery, Publicis Emil’s Justin Billingsley and Intel's ex-VP Global Creative Director, Teresa Herd, as well as Daimler's Conrad Fritzsch.

Learn more about Future-proofing Creative Organisations

How can we drive diversity of thought to deliver more positive and better work?

We heard original and credible perspectives from diversity champions such as Maithreyi Jagannathan, Vicks India lead and P&G’s Associate Marketing Director of Healthcare, Ajay Vikram, CCO of Publicis Singapore, and non-binary influencer Winter Mendelson. They outlined new benchmarks for brand work that promotes diversity and inclusion.

Learn more about Embracing Inclusion, Equality & Diversity

How can creativity deliver competitive advantage in the long & the short term?

In a world of big data and shiny tech, we explored why the 'Big Idea' still matters and whether efficiency actually equates to effectiveness. We learned from the likes of Eco Moliterno, Kellogg CMO Gail Horwood, and Alexander Schill.

Learn more about Proving the Value of Creativity

How can we meet consumers wherever they are in both the physical & digital world?

We heard case studies from some of the world's largest brands on how they maintain customer relevance in a mobile-first, Amazon-dominated, voice-enabled world. Speakers like Brad Hiranaga, Lubomira Rochetand Scott Galloway outlined how brands can survive and thrive in an era of endless digital disruption.

Learn more about Winning in the Digital Economy

How do we fix the issue of trust, ethics and transparency in  creative marketing communications?

We enjoyed keynotes from major tech platforms, advertisers and provocateurs. They shared ideas on how we can rebuild consumer trust in an industry that’s taken a battering.

Learn more about Trust, Ethics & Transparency

600 of world's most inspiring thinkers

Alfonso Cuarón

Academy Award-Winning Film Director

Seng Yee Lau

Senior Executive Vice President, Chairman of Group Marketing and Global Branding
Tencent

Shonda Rhimes

Writer, Producer and Author
Shondaland

Steve Stoute

Founder and CEO
Translation

Robert Triefus

Executive Vice President, Brand and Customer Engagement
Gucci

Cecile Frot-Coutaz

Head of YouTube, EMEA
YouTube

Kenya Barris

Writer and Producer
Netflix

Maye Musk

Model, Dietitian

Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer
Facebook

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
WndrCo

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