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Tackling taboos through marketing

Taboos are starting to be broken by marketers - there are three award-winning examples from The Drum Marketing Awards in my Marketing Stories podcast this week.

Reinventing roads with users and commerce in mind

In the future, road infrastructure will give real time incentives to commuters to diversify their choices. Roads will be the centre of a data-driven ecosystem for transportation and advertising. This episode, written by Charlotte McEleny, examines why roads will need to evolve along with the cars we drive on them.

Will artificial intelligence replace human creatives?

Diane Young reads from a Drum magazine article asking: "Will our industry include creative engineers and creative scientists in future as AI becomes more integral to the creative process?"

Why food is the new sex

In this episode of Marketing Stories, CEO of The Drum Diane Young explores the future of food. Based on an article from Sonoo Singh, Marius Robles, CEO of Imagine Foods shares his predictions of edible robots, doctors in fridges and an end to obesity.

Purpose pays but woke-washing sucks

In this episode, Diane Young reads from an article from The Drum's Ellen Ormesher about the pernicious issue of 'woke washing'. While it's imperative that brands have their morality on display, this episode examines why savvy audiences can tell when brands are being real about what they stand for, and conversely when they're simply paying lip service to an idea for their own benefit.

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ASMR – can brands use make use of this audio phenomenon?

In this episode of Marketing Stories, CEO of The Drum Diane Young explores the strange audio phenomenon of ASMR. Based on an article from Jen Faull, this episode takes us through the physiology of ASMR, the causes of so-called 'eargasms', and how brands are jumping on the auditory bandwagon.

Meme girls: how brands use TikTok influencers to reach young audiences

In this episode of Marketing Stories, we hear why brands should be looking to the successful influencers on TikTok for advice on reaching young audiences.

How purpose can make or break a brand

In this episode of Marketing Stories, CEO of The Drum Diane Young explores the nature of brand purpose. When it's baked into the very nature of an organisation, it can be a huge boost to both reputation and audience outreach. But when it's done cynically, it can be disastrous.

Virtual influencers: why you should make your own influencer

In this week's episode of Marketing Stories, Diane takes a look at the rise of virtual influencers - including The Drum's own Floresta Nas - to determine what they offer to brands.

The future of cars as seen by Hammond and May

In this episode of Marketing Stories with Diane Young, we hear from two of motoring's brightest stars - Richard Hammond and James May - about the future of automotive and, of course, marketing. This episode is brought to you with the support of Readly.

How marketers are engaging with religious audiences

In this first episode of Marketing Stories, The Drum's CEO Diane Young shares an article about how marketers are engaging with religious audiences. There are calamitous repercussions for doing so poorly, but for the brands that can speak to those audiences authentically and with respect, there is enormous opportunity.

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