Purpose works when it is a core value of your brand: Bharat Avalani, Connecting Dots

Bharat Avalani of Connecting Dots Consultancy shares his experiences from Cannes Lions 2019

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Jul 3, 2019 3:44 PM  | 1 min read

Bharat Avalani of Connecting Dots Consultancy has shared with exchange4media his experiences from Cannes Lions 2019. 

Here are my 5 nuggets from the 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity:

•    Brands are going to be left behind if they don’t have purpose. 91 per cent of millennials would switch brands for one which champions a cause. What’s more, 64 per cent of global consumers say they choose brands because of their stand on social issues. The trouble is, not all brands are getting it right.
•    Purpose works when it is a core value of your brand. Purpose and authenticity go hand in hand.
•    Speakers who engaged well were the ones who lit up the stage by showing their character and by putting more humanity in their marketing.
•    Authenticity resonates with consumers and besides, less polished is faster, easier and cheaper. People have an aversion to ads that look like ads. £18.3 billion is spent on advertising and marketing every year. 4% is remembered positively, 7% is remembered negatively. 89% isn’t noticed or remembered.
•    A brand today doesn’t belong to the company. The definition of a brand has changed. A brand is now owned by the community, it is owned by the consumer. They demand brands on their terms.

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