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PURPOSE: an industry game changer?
Wed 16 November 2016, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
PURPOSE: What is it and why should you as a person in the comms industry hear all about it?
Many companies and brands are starting to put purpose at the heart of their business. Some believe it’s the way to future-proof the comms industry and vital for brands who want longevity, creating a connection with younger audiences in particular through positive action.
But, is PURPOSE a flash in the pan, the next CSR or a genuine route to do good?
Leading the discussion will be Sue Unerman, Chief Strategy Officer and Helen Brain, Strategist at MediaCom. Sue and Helen will discuss what MediaCom is doing to future proof their and their clients' businesses in a more ‘purposeful’ world.
Join us for Bloom’s 'Achieving your Potential' event on 16th November at MediaCom where you'll hear from a whole host of experts on the topic. The ticket price will go to Bloom's charity, Women's Aid.
Victoria Brooks, Sustainability Communications Consultant, Comms Lab – Victoria is a communications strategist specialising in the development of sustainability stories that inspire change. The Comms Lab exists to support theadvertising industry to define its purpose. It is made up of strategists, social impact specialists and creatives united by a desire to maximise the positive contribution the advertising industry makes to the world.
Katy Woodrow-Hill, strategy director at Livity - Katy heads up Strategy and Insights at Livity. She has 12 years experience advising blue chip clients (Unilever, Google, Barclays etc.) on brand purpose, behaviour change and youth marketing. At Livity she spends her time working with clients to connect purpose to their business vision, and bringing diverse talent into brands to help them innovate from the inside out.
Tara Button, Founder, BuyMeOnce – Tara was a copywriter who escaped a decade-long advertising career when the small website she built in her spare time went viral in January 2016. "Buy Me Once" is both a webshop and an environmental movement which aims to change consumer habits away from our throwaway culture. The website has received almost 1.5 million unique visitors and has had features in both national and international news. Together with her small team, Tara curates a collection of the longest lasting products on the planet and also campaigns for change and better manufacturing standards.
James Turner is the founder of Glimpse, a new collective for creative people who want to use their skills for good. They recently covered Clapham Common Tube station with pictures of cats as the “Citizens Advertising Takeover Service". He is also Communications Director at The Syria Campaign, helping tell the story of Syrian groups - including the heroic “White Helmets” - to new audiences around the world.
*Achieving your Potential events aim to support people in the comms industry; increasing knowledge and the opportunity for inclusivity. The ticket price (minus a small Eventbrite charge included) goes to Bloom's charity, Women's Aid which supports women and children who have been displaced through violence. Charity raffle tickets will also be sold on the night.