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  1.    Are advertisers growing up and slowly embracing aging?
    Diversity & Inclusion

    Are advertisers growing up and slowly embracing aging?

    Have you heard of Bryan Johnson? He’s the tech entrepreneur who made international headlines because he spends millions of…

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  2.    The Digital Services Act: changing the rules of the (advertising) game?
    Digital policy

    The Digital Services Act: changing the rules of the (advertising) game?

    At the end of August, big tech platforms were called to lay their cards on the table. This was the deadline by which they needed to…

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  3.    Top priorities for Global Marketer of the Year nominees

    Top priorities for Global Marketer of the Year nominees

    With nominations for WFA Global Marketer of the Year 2023 open until October 11, members of the expert jury were asked to share…

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  4.    Bad health is bad for business
    Alcohol marketingFood marketingMarketing to children

    Bad health is bad for business

    Rebecka Allén, Director of Consumer Policy, explores why food and alcohol brands risk falling out of grace with WHO and…

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  5.    Will AI boost DEI efforts in advertising or destroy them?
    Diversity & InclusionAI

    Will AI boost DEI efforts in advertising or destroy them?

    Several years ago, I launched a website called rentaminority.com where — clue is in the name — you could quickly and…

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  6.    The risks are rising for big brands
    Brand safetyBrand safety

    The risks are rising for big brands

    Brands face unprecedented risks and will need the right processes and tools to negotiate these challenges. Will Gilroy, WFA Director…

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  7.    Key trends from Cannes jurors and commentators
    Diversity & Inclusion

    Key trends from Cannes jurors and commentators

    Cannes Lions jurors and commentators share their views on this year's edition of the festival.

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  8.    My five takeaways from Cannes 2023
    Media governanceProgrammaticDiversity & InclusionCreativityMarketing technologyBrand purposeMarketing technologyMedia transformationMarketing technology

    My five takeaways from Cannes 2023

    This year’s Cannes Lions had a real buzz about it. Clients seemed re-energised by the reprioritisation of creative…

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  9.    “I don’t want to cry, I want to smile and jump with joy at the brilliant work that is going to inspire us all"

    “I don’t want to cry, I want to smile and jump with joy at the brilliant work that is going to inspire us all"

    CMOs of Asahi, Diageo, L’Oréal and PepsiCo on what they want to be asking of the industry during the Cannes Lions…

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  10.    If Artificial Intelligence can end humanity, just imagine what it can do for marketing!
    Digital policy

    If Artificial Intelligence can end humanity, just imagine what it can do for marketing!

    If we are to believe all the articles currently being written on the subject of Artificial Intelligence, it’s highly probable…

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  11.    Reimagining marketing in Cannes

    Reimagining marketing in Cannes

    Circular marketing and growth should be the number one item on the Cannes agenda for CMOs. Michelle McEvoy, Initiative Lead for…

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  12.    This Pride month, brands have an important choice to make
    Diversity & Inclusion

    This Pride month, brands have an important choice to make

    What happens if you put 20,000 lesbians in a desert and give them a lot of alcohol and a large swimming pool? There are plenty of…

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  13.    “We’re going to have to be amazingly humble”
    Brand safetyMedia governanceBrand safetyMarketing lawBrand purposeBrand reputationMarketing operationsMedia transformation

    “We’re going to have to be amazingly humble”

    WFA CEO, Stephan Loerke, offers his verdict on WFA Global Marketer Week in…

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  14.    UK programmatic audit suggests improvements in online advertising transparency
    Ad fraud & verificationMedia transparencyProgrammatic

    UK programmatic audit suggests improvements in online advertising transparency

    Clare O'Brien, ISBA's Head of Media, Performance & Effectiveness, shares on the ins and outs of the second iteration of their…

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  15.    Beware advertisers, the EU has a new plan to limit hot air around environmental claims
    Marketing law

    Beware advertisers, the EU has a new plan to limit hot air around environmental claims

    Guardian columnist and brand strategist, Arwa Mahdawi, reflects on the newly proposed EU Directive on Green Claims and its…

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  16.    Saving money without reducing your impact
    Agency evaluation & performanceAgency managementAgency remuneration & contractsAgency review & pitchingAgency rosters

    Saving money without reducing your impact

    Look after your marketing pence and the pounds will manage themselves. Christine Downton, Associate Partner at The Observatory…

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  17.    How do you create sustainable growth? 3 more experts share their views
    Self-regulationBrand purposeBrand reputation

    How do you create sustainable growth? 3 more experts share their views

    Ahead of WFA Global Marketer Week in Istanbul, we asked three thought-leaders for their views on how to achieve the holy grail of…

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  18.    All you need to know about the Global DEI Census 2023
    Diversity & Inclusion

    All you need to know about the Global DEI Census 2023

    The Global DEI Census 2023 – which will investigate the state of diversity, equity and inclusion in the marketing industry…

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  19.    Making the numbers count
    Diversity & Inclusion

    Making the numbers count

    Talent is the lifeblood of marketing. Brands need to meet their needs for a better lived experience if they want to attract and…

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  20.    WFA Better Marketing Pod Ep 23: On turning an airline into a travel super-app with Rudy Khaw, AirAsia
    Integrated marketingDigital transformationMarketing operations

    WFA Better Marketing Pod Ep 23: On turning an airline into a travel super-app with Rudy Khaw, AirAsia

    WFA podcast host David Wheldon speaks with Rudy Khaw, Chief Brand Officer at AirAsia, about marketing in postpandemic times and the…

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  21.    Seven partner predictions for 2023
    Digital policyCreativityMarketing technologyBrand reputationMarketing operationsMarketing technologyMarketing technology

    Seven partner predictions for 2023

    Seven of WFA’s strategic partners reflect on what will define marketing for the year…

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