Event recaps from our global Future of Branding programming that convenes leading marketing executives for exclusive events, including interactive roundtables and thought-provoking panels.

On Thursday, October 29th, I explored the issues of sustainability with five marketing leaders from around the world. We discussed why projecting a brand’s societal goals is just as critical as marketing its products, the opportunity for business leaders to come together, share knowledge and collaborate for the greater good and the incredible role marketing play in balancing science with storytelling.

Margaret Molloy

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Future of Branding: Sustainability

On Thursday, October 29th, I explored the issues of sustainability with five marketing leaders from around the world. We discussed why projecting a brand’s societal goals is just as critical as marketing its products, the opportunity for business leaders to come together, share knowledge and collaborate for the greater good and the incredible role marketing play in balancing science with storytelling.

Margaret Molloy

On Wednesday, October 21st, I led a panel to learn about resilience through five very different brands' experiences. From B2B to B2C, from aspirational to essential, these brands have confronted grueling trials, including economic upheaval, world wars and now, a global pandemic. But these agile marketers are braving the COVID-19 era by keeping one eye fixed on the past and another focused firmly on the future.

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Future of Branding: Enduring brands

On Wednesday, October 21st, I led a panel to learn about resilience through five very different brands' experiences. From B2B to B2C, from aspirational to essential, these brands have confronted grueling trials, including economic upheaval, world wars and now, a global pandemic. But these agile marketers are braving the COVID-19 era by keeping one eye fixed on the past and another focused firmly on the future.

Margaret Molloy

On Wednesday, October 7th, I led a conversation with five global marketing leaders to explore creativity through the lens of how five brands are responding to the pandemic. Our lively discussion explored how working remotely can make it easier to corral creative thinkers, writing the new rules of engagement in real time, the resilience of the human spirit and why in some areas, creativity continues to be undervalued.

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Future of Branding: Opportunity for creativity

On Wednesday, October 7th, I led a conversation with five global marketing leaders to explore creativity through the lens of how five brands are responding to the pandemic. Our lively discussion explored how working remotely can make it easier to corral creative thinkers, writing the new rules of engagement in real time, the resilience of the human spirit and why in some areas, creativity continues to be undervalued.

Margaret Molloy

On Wednesday, September 23rd, I led a conversation with five global marketing leaders to explore brand building and brand partnerships in the COVID-19 era. Our conversation touched on how the pandemic has reinforced the criticality of connection, the value of open and honest communication amongst partners and what happens when businesses and communities unite for a common goal. In closing, I asked our panelists: What are the most important factors in successful brand partnerships, and what is your commitment to building successful partnerships for your brand? Here’s what they had to say.

Margaret Molloy

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Future of Branding: Brand partnerships

On Wednesday, September 23rd, I led a conversation with five global marketing leaders to explore brand building and brand partnerships in the COVID-19 era. Our conversation touched on how the pandemic has reinforced the criticality of connection, the value of open and honest communication amongst partners and what happens when businesses and communities unite for a common goal. In closing, I asked our panelists: What are the most important factors in successful brand partnerships, and what is your commitment to building successful partnerships for your brand? Here’s what they had to say.

Margaret Molloy

On Wednesday, September 9th, I spoke with five marketing leaders from venture-backed and digital-first companies to explore the interrelationships across brand building, innovation, growth and scaling. Our conversation traversed how each brand approached innovation, industries that unexpectedly benefited from the crisis and the advantages of being born in the digital world. However, at the heart of the panelists’ stories and perspectives was the remarkable power of brand and its unparalleled ability to differentiate.

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Future of Branding: Growth and innovation brands

On Wednesday, September 9th, I spoke with five marketing leaders from venture-backed and digital-first companies to explore the interrelationships across brand building, innovation, growth and scaling. Our conversation traversed how each brand approached innovation, industries that unexpectedly benefited from the crisis and the advantages of being born in the digital world. However, at the heart of the panelists’ stories and perspectives was the remarkable power of brand and its unparalleled ability to differentiate.

Margaret Molloy

Our Future of Branding series returned for its second season on Wednesday, August 26. One of the most inspiring episodes of our first season featured a conversation with six Gen Z kids of leading global marketing executives. As the world focuses on back to school, our second season premiered with a brand new Gen Z edition.

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Future of Branding: CMO Panel Gen Z Edition

Our Future of Branding series returned for its second season on Wednesday, August 26. One of the most inspiring episodes of our first season featured a conversation with six Gen Z kids of leading global marketing executives. As the world focuses on back to school, our second season premiered with a brand new Gen Z edition.

Margaret Molloy

In our season finale, I spoke with five CMOs to learn how they respond to the pandemic and, in particular, how they prioritize collaboration. We discussed the seismic shift from tribalism to being communal, why problem-solving requires collaboration at all levels, the intersection of thoughtfulness and hustle and tying resilience to revenue.

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Future of Branding: Brand leadership in collaboration with C-Suite

In our season finale, I spoke with five CMOs to learn how they respond to the pandemic and, in particular, how they prioritize collaboration. We discussed the seismic shift from tribalism to being communal, why problem-solving requires collaboration at all levels, the intersection of thoughtfulness and hustle and tying resilience to revenue.

Margaret Molloy

Since April, our Future of Branding discussions have focused on how brands were responding to the pandemic. However, in recent weeks, as countries, states and cities start to reopen, our focus has transitioned to how brands are resetting to propel business continuity and, in many cases, transformation. Today's conversation explored themes such as marrying purpose and action, how crisis is pushing marketing back to its basics and the rise of empathy and authenticity, especially for Gen Z and younger Millennials consumers, who ask why before asking, how much? One thing is sure. Brand building is no longer about words and pictures—it's about deeds and experiences.

Margaret Molloy

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Future of Branding: Brand leadership to reset business

Since April, our Future of Branding discussions have focused on how brands were responding to the pandemic. However, in recent weeks, as countries, states and cities start to reopen, our focus has transitioned to how brands are resetting to propel business continuity and, in many cases, transformation. Today's conversation explored themes such as marrying purpose and action, how crisis is pushing marketing back to its basics and the rise of empathy and authenticity, especially for Gen Z and younger Millennials consumers, who ask why before asking, how much? One thing is sure. Brand building is no longer about words and pictures—it's about deeds and experiences.

Margaret Molloy

On Wednesday, July 15th, I hosted the eighth installment of our Future of Branding roundtable series. We (virtually) traveled the globe to meet five marketing leaders. From Atlanta, Georgia and Sao Paolo to southern Finland and the Middle East, these men and women are distinguishing themselves by building and leading local brands in sectors at the forefront of the pandemic: hospitals, grocery, renewable materials, economic development and entertainment.

Margaret Molloy

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Future of Branding: Building local brand leadership in extraordinary times

On Wednesday, July 15th, I hosted the eighth installment of our Future of Branding roundtable series. We (virtually) traveled the globe to meet five marketing leaders. From Atlanta, Georgia and Sao Paolo to southern Finland and the Middle East, these men and women are distinguishing themselves by building and leading local brands in sectors at the forefront of the pandemic: hospitals, grocery, renewable materials, economic development and entertainment.

Margaret Molloy

From India to the U.S., from Africa to Europe, our panelists have distinguished themselves as global leaders. Our discussion touched on several areas, from how brand purpose has come to life during the COVID-19 era, to the unexpected advantages that have emerged, the somber challenges that must be acknowledged, and why we should view the future as a new beginning rather than a new normal.

Margaret Molloy

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Future of Branding: Brand leadership across the globe

From India to the U.S., from Africa to Europe, our panelists have distinguished themselves as global leaders. Our discussion touched on several areas, from how brand purpose has come to life during the COVID-19 era, to the unexpected advantages that have emerged, the somber challenges that must be acknowledged, and why we should view the future as a new beginning rather than a new normal.

Margaret Molloy