The threat DTC brands pose to legacy brands has been one of the hottest topics over the past 12 months. However, whilst dealing with disruption is high on everyone’s agenda, few multinationals are succeeding at becoming more disruptive and seeing off the threat from newcomers because they falsely believe challengers can only be start-ups and can’t see the way forward to being more challenger. They need a roadmap to being more challenger, which is what this session will provide.
Drawing on insights from Overthrow II (co-authored by PHD and eatbigfish), Malcolm Devoy, Chief Strategy Officer at PHD EMEA and a panel of new breed challengers will show how businesses of all sizes and guises can tap into the largely untapped superpower of being a challenger to get ahead of current – and future – competitors.
Over the last decade, the UK retail industry has seen the rise of new, innovative brands that aren’t afraid to disrupt the status quo and do things differently. These brands – like eve, Thread and Bloom & Wild – are born online, build direct relationships with their loyal customer bases and put data and personalisation at the heart of what they do. They are Direct to Consumer (DTC) brands.
360xec’s new global research project – Future Fit - has consulted CEOs, CMOs and HRDs of many of the world’s largest brands, tech companies and media businesses about the future of work. In this session, 360xec Founder Steve Hyde will explore the impact that business models centred on data will have on the way we will work and the future talent companies will need with two industry leaders.
The new UK Advertising Export Group launches this month. Created by the Advertising Association, the IPA and the APA, and with leading agencies and production companies as members, it has the backing of the Government, through the Department for International Trade.
Stephen Woodford, Chief Executive of the Advertising Association, Aisling Conlon, UKAEG Marketing Manager and Steve Davies, Chief Executive of the Advertising Producers Association will tell us how the UKAEG will market British advertising to the world.
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