Video: Digital Transformation Rules at Cannes Lions
June 30, 2017
This year, much of the conversation at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, which took place from June 17-24, revolved around the necessity of diversity in the corporate world in general — and at advertising agencies in particular.
There was also discussion about how technology — such as artificial intelligence, social media, and virtual reality — both aids and challenges marketers and storytellers. And there was debate about what all of this digital transformation means for the future of marketing.
With our video camera and microphone, we interviewed a cross section of attendees from Zenith Media, IPG Media Brands, and Microsoft at Cannes Lions to get their take on diversity, technology, and the future of marketing. Take a quick look at the short, illuminating, and entertaining videos below.
The Future of B2B Marketing
In this video, “Live From Cannes Lions 2017: B2B Marketing Trends,” we asked marketers and agency execs to identify the key trends that will shape the future of B2B marketing. Take a look at the video to see how data, personalization, artificial intelligence, and targeting will play crucial roles in the successful B2B marketing of the future from SMBs to the enterprise.
Deidre Smalls-Landau, EVP, Managing Director, Identity, IPG Media Brands
At Cannes, Deidre Smalls-Landau was encouraged by the embrace of diversity, not just for the sake of appearances, but to better understand the complete market and ultimately to drive business results. “It’s not just diversity… It’s the impact of diversity,” she said in this video.
Tom Goodwin, EVP, Head of Innovation, Zenith Media
Tom Goodwin is a believer in the power of social media, especially LinkedIn, where he posts not to aggrandize himself but to learn. “I love to be wrong… LinkedIn’s reach means that there are world experts out there just a few taps of the keyboard away,” he said in this video.
Simon Fenwick, EVP-Director, Global Talent & Diversity, IPG Media Brands
Simon Fenwick said IPG Media Brands was focused on the talent at Cannes Lions. “The big things that are coming through for me and for our organization are the focus on Young Lions and the work that’s coming out of particularly Millennials and Gen Y,” he said in this video.
Steve Sirich, GM, Bing Ads, Microsoft
The future of B2B marketing, Steve Sirich said, will be focused on delivering customized, targeted content at scale. “Over 74% of consumers today have come to expect a level of content programming that’s personalized,” he said in this video. And that percentage is only going to grow in the future.
What’s Not on Your LinkedIn Profile
First, we talked business. Then, we got a little more personal and asked marketers and agency executives to share one thing that’s not on their LinkedIn profile. Take a look to see who had a screenplay produced, who worked in retail, who makes up songs on a daily basis, and who highly recommends the book, “An Officer and a Spy.”