innovation workshop

LEAD Network Event LEAD-Up Day

Monday 18th November

Are you working in a marketing, category management, brand management, e-commerce, digital or market research role for your company? Then join our LEAD-Up Day Innovation Workshop in Madrid on 18th November to hear about the latest thinking and key trends in the marketing and brand space, learn from your peers and take practical tools back to your workplace.

Consumer expectations of products, brands and companies are changing constantly and the retail landscape is becoming more crowded and diversified. Continuously developing your thinking and evolving your practices as a marketing professional is critical for success and for your brands to stand out and realize the opportunities that exist.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into two specific marketing topics and explore case studies from across our partner network to bring concepts to life:

Brands with a Purpose: we’ll explore case studies from companies like Danone and P&G that are using their brands for a bigger purpose – to drive change in society, have a positive impact, challenge mindsets but in the end, still help their businesses grow and succeed.

Francois-Xavier Lacroix

Francois-Xavier Lacroix

General Manager of Aguas Danone Spain

Our Journey to creating a Manifesto Brand (Font Vella Case Study)
At Danone, we believe in the conviction of the B-Corp movement to move from being a brand who wants to be the best “in” the world to be a brand who want to be the best “for” the world. Our Spanish Water Business is the first Natural Mineral Water Company in Spain and Europe to reach B-Corp Status and what’s lead to this success is not only how we treat our employees but also how we position ourselves as a brand.

During this session, we will share the evolutionary journey of Font Vella as a brand that’s historically been marketed to women and how our consumer insights, our heritage and our drive to create a more meaningful brand has helped us to drive a business turnaround and deliver inclusive growth.

Digitalization: In the second part of the workshop, we’ll first explore with Nielsen how we can leverage technology to innovate by engaging with consumers, suppliers, retailers and other interest groups throughout the design process. Then we’ll dive into some leading practices for your eCommerce strategy to ensure your digital customer journey and consumer experience are having the right impact.

Fiona Liebehenz

Fiona Liebehenz

Director International Key Account at Bosch Professional Power Tools

E-commerce – Really just commerce or already marketing? How to successfully establish and sell brands online
Today, eCommerce is often still seen as sales and distribution channel. This perspective forgets about the large reach of successful eCommerce retailers as Amazon and Alibaba and about the vast potential but also massive risks it includes for brand development, brand building, user reach, and consequently sales. How to get that right and ensure all processes along the value chain get enhanced and adapted accordingly as well as what the new thinking it requires looks like will be part of this session.

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Monday 18th November is our LEAD-Up Day

Choose from a variety of à la carte sessions, some of which are free for LEAD Network members. Other events can be added to your conference ticket and attended separately. The day will end with our Networking Event & Tapas Experience evening, including our annual awards ceremony.

Tuesday 19th November is our full conference day

Join us for a deep dive into our theme of ‘Doing Not Trying: Results Matter’! At an organisational level, it’s all about taking real action to create a more diverse and more inclusive environment for your employees, your customers and society overall. At a personal level it’s about inclusive leadership and role modelling inclusive behaviour on a day-to-day basis to set a positive and inspiring example for others.

* Please note that this event is open to LEAD Network members only. Not a member? Sign up here!

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