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.
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E13. 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.
17 Aug, 2020
E12. 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.
10 Aug, 2020
E11. The role of online marketplaces in the retail revolution
This episode of Marketing Stories provides a marketing perspective on what is happening in retail. Diane Young looks at how the infrastructure supporting ecommerce is playing a big role in the retail revolution, why not sweetness and light for every type of online retailer, and why 85% of people who found a brand online recently are planning to purchase through them again.
3 Aug, 2020
E10. 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?"
30 Jul, 2020
E9. 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.
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E7. Sports experiences: how sports organisers, fans and brands are changing
In this episode of Marketing Stories, The Drum journalist John McCarthy takes us through the modern realities of sports experiences. Hear how VR and AR are disrupting the traditional means of viewing, how tech is transforming the way brands identify with their favourite teams, and the extent to which professional sports teams are investing in new ways of communicating with fans.
6 Jul, 2020
E6. 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.
29 Jun, 2020
E5. 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.
22 Jun, 2020
E4. 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.
8 Jun, 2020
E2. 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.
29 May, 2022
E1. 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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E16. The modern brand strategy heroes
Strategy experts Andrew O'Sullivan, Transmission, Dave Jones, true Digital, Gokce Ince, Zone and Jennifer Pyne, Radley Yeldar, share their most glowing examples of strategy excellence in the real world. We dig up practical advice for marketers on authentic brand building, differentiation, governance and collaboration, and the ingredients for successful brand strategy - all through insightful case studies of iconic brands like Barbie.
E15. From Google to social: The evolution of search journeys
Search is changing: shifting away from the well-established go-to-Google-there's-your-answer, we’re seeing alternative search journeys emerging through social (including TikTok), voice, and generative AI like ChatGPT. Will any of these truly inherit Google’s crown, or even seriously threaten to? In this episode we hear from Dave Colgate, head of search engine optimization, Vertical Leap; John Campbell, head of innovation, ROAST; Sam Cant, head of search engine optimization, Jaywing; and Lottie Namakando, head of paid media and planning, iCrossing to dive to the bottom of the evolving search landscape.
E14. Is marketing's approach to women shifting?
Still now, women in the marketing industry are all too often given cause to notice campaigns and messaging that they find misguided or damaging - not least in certain spaces that may have traditionally been behind the space, like sports and technology. In this episode, we hear from Charlie Li, strategy director, TRO; Debbie Gacutan-Jardim De Oliveira, social media and community manager, Brew Digital; and Emily Winterbourne, managing director at Impero, to explore if and how marketing's approach to women is shifting, and which gaps still need closing.
E24. Ian Sohn on mastering the art of collaborative negotiations
This week, host Mike Lander talks to Ian Sohn (CEO North America, Iris) about the importance of collaboration; self-awareness, adaptability and strategic thinking in negotiations; and aiming for win-win outcomes and long-term partnerships.
E13. The experiential bounceback
Experiential marketing has had tumultuous few years: crash with Covid-19; rapid pivot to hybrid environments; and (not so long ago at all) a returned clamor for IRL experiences. Is this year, this summer, the time when all of this comes together for experiential's big moment?
E23. Stephany Sperberg on building trust, adaptability, and strategic alignment in negotiations
This week, host Mike Lander talks to Stephany Sperberg (managing director, Hook) about flexibility, transparency, and openness in negotiations; understanding motivations and alignment; and adapting to changing circumstances and economic realities.
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