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  1.    10 years of Responsible Alcohol Marketing
    Alcohol marketingSelf-regulation

    10 years of Responsible Alcohol Marketing

    On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Responsible Marketing Pact, Giuditta Hanau Santini, Junior Policy Manager at WFA,…

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  2.    Demystifying marketing effectiveness
    Media transformationMarketing effectiveness

    Demystifying marketing effectiveness

    Measuring marketing effectiveness is becoming more important, and yet more challenging at the same time. Gerry D’Angelo, VP,…

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  3.    An unlikely destination
    Brand purposeBrand reputation

    An unlikely destination

    WFA CEO Stephan Loerke reports back from COP27, where the real action is happening away from political leaders.

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  4.    Don’t be disingenuous on inclusion: brands must ensure behaviour and messaging align
    Diversity & Inclusion

    Don’t be disingenuous on inclusion: brands must ensure behaviour and messaging align

    Nathalie Lam, Philips Global Head of Sponsorship and Marketing Transformation Lead, explains how Philips wants its creative content…

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  5.    Brand safety and suitability: Restoring choice to advertising industry stakeholders in digital media
    Brand safetyBrand safety

    Brand safety and suitability: Restoring choice to advertising industry stakeholders in digital media

    The Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) has been working hard over the last three years to help marketers protect brand…

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  6.    Why brand safety matters
    Brand safetyBrand safety

    Why brand safety matters

    It’s worth reminding ourselves why brand safety matters and how global advertisers have taken the lead in trying to make…

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  7.    WFA Better Marketing Pod Ep 21: On brand building in the football industry with Roel de Vries, City Football Group
    Brand purposeBrand reputationMarketing operationsOrganisation & structure

    WFA Better Marketing Pod Ep 21: On brand building in the football industry with Roel de Vries, City Football Group

    WFA podcast host, David Wheldon, speaks with Roel de Vries, Group Chief Operating Officer at City Football Group, about the ins and…

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  8.    Insights from GARM’s Aggregated Measurement Report Volume 4
    Brand safetyBrand safety

    Insights from GARM’s Aggregated Measurement Report Volume 4

    GARM’s focused view on social media content enforcement data shows increased action on war and weaponry with the ongoing War…

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  9.    Bringing back the talent

    Bringing back the talent

    Attracting and retaining talent is undoubtedly the most important challenge in the communication industry right now. Our business is…

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  10.    Winning during inflation
    Brand reputationMarketing operations

    Winning during inflation

    With concerns about the economy in general and inflation more specifically rising worldwide, how should brands respond? J. Walker…

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  11.    Inclusive marketing is just better marketing
    Diversity & Inclusion

    Inclusive marketing is just better marketing

    Inclusive marketing isn’t just a sideline or a charity project, it’s just better marketing, says Jerry Daykin,…

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  12.    GARM calls on Twitter to uphold existing commitments on brand safety and deepen future collaboration
    Brand safetyBrand safety

    GARM calls on Twitter to uphold existing commitments on brand safety and deepen future collaboration

    The Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) is an advertiser-led cross-industry effort to remove harmful content from…

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  13.    Ditch the metaverse FOMO
    Marketing technologyMarketing technologyMarketing technology

    Ditch the metaverse FOMO

    Brands need to think twice before entering ‘the metaverse’. Rob Foster, senior consultant at The Observatory…

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  14.    What’s the biggest challenge facing marketers right now?

    What’s the biggest challenge facing marketers right now?

    With nominations for WFA Global Marketer of the Year 2022 open until October 16, members of the expert jury were asked to share…

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  15.    Re-finding our marketing mojo
    Creativity

    Re-finding our marketing mojo

    Our industry can still be the place where the best people do their best work, says Will Gilroy, WFA Director of Policy and…

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  16.    Marketing is going through a talent crisis. How can we fix it?

    Marketing is going through a talent crisis. How can we fix it?

    Nearly half of clients, agencies, ad tech and media companies think the industry is facing its “worst-ever crisis” when…

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  17.    WFA Better Marketing Pod Ep 20: On diversity and cultural relevance with Susan Akkad, The Estée Lauder Companies
    Brand purposeMarketing operationsOrganisation & structure

    WFA Better Marketing Pod Ep 20: On diversity and cultural relevance with Susan Akkad, The Estée Lauder Companies

    WFA podcast host, David Wheldon, speaks with Susan Akkad, Senior Vice President, Local and Cultural Platforms, Corporate Innovation…

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  18.    Why I love marketing procurement
    Marketing procurement

    Why I love marketing procurement

    It may not be the most well-known route into a C-suite role but Alice Tomlinson, who started working for the WFA last year, outlines…

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  19.    Advertising’s creativity crisis: if creativity is a ‘super-power’ why is everyone so afraid to use it?
    CreativityBrand reputation

    Advertising’s creativity crisis: if creativity is a ‘super-power’ why is everyone so afraid to use it?

    Guardian columnist and brand strategist, Arwa Mahdawi, reflects on the decline in creative effectiveness that is threatening the…

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  20.    My top 10 take-outs from talking to marketing's brightest minds
    Brand purposeBrand reputationOrganisation & structure

    My top 10 take-outs from talking to marketing's brightest minds

    The biggest brains in marketing offer their top tips to smarter, more effective marketing. David Wheldon highlights 10 great pieces…

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  21.    Take note: 5 back-to-school lessons for marketers
    Marketing capabilitiesMarketing operations

    Take note: 5 back-to-school lessons for marketers

    Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Mastercard and WFA President, shares five lessons to help marketers…

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