Marketing News Roundup: 4 Trends From Advertising Week And AIM Comes To An End

Oct 9, 2017

4 Trends from Advertising Week

Advertising Week New York wraped up in late September and Adweek’s Kristina Monllos compiled the top four trends she noticed from the event.

Trends included:

1. Trump and a post-truth world: “I think it’s harder to be a brand or marketer in the U.S. today than almost any other market because we are living with a divider in chief who has created a completely and profoundly different atmosphere,” said Ben Boyd, president of practices and sectors at Edelman.

2. Authenticity: “Not every business decision should be an economic one. There’s a great need to elevate the national discourse,” says former CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz.

3. Diversity and numbers: HP CMO Antonio Lucio told Adweek that diversity is a business imperative and a values issue.

4. Digital disruption: Many retailers are now being unseeded by digital disruptors like Warby Parker. “It makes us rethink how we communicate with the next generation,” says Catherine Lacaze, Tiffany & Co.’s vice president of North American marketing.

Source: Adweek

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