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  • 2014 Innovators

  • The Internationalist at the Dana Point Event

  • Internationalist 1000 Millennials-Boomers Think Tank

  • Marketers Gather at the Marketers Make World of Difference Breakfast and Think Tank

  • CHINA 50 Marketers Gather in Shanghai to Share Peer-to-Peer Insights

  • A Celebratory 2013 Dinner for the Internationalists

  • Celebrating the Latin American 100 in Miami

  • Cannes Ad Festival- Promenade de la Croisette

  • The Innovators Summit—Times Square, New York

  • Awards for Innovation in Media

  • A Celebratory Group at the Internationalists Dinner

  • Awards Dinner- Innovative Digital Solutions

  • Singapore- Spikes Celebrations

  • Apple’s Co-Founder Steve Wozniak hosting Avaya’s Evolutions Tour

  • THE 100 Summit, New York

  • Winners Dinner- Awards for Innovation in Media










MEET THE INTERNATIONALISTS OF THE YEAR! Celebrating the People Behind the Brands. Thirty-seven marketing leaders have been named Internationalists of the Year by The Internationalist for their outstanding marketing thinking and break-through brand communications.

They include: Irene Albert, Chloe Alsop, Dana Anderson, Simon Bradley, Roman Cepeda, Daniel Cherry, Daniela Cordua, Heather Cox, Andrea Davey, Ricardo Dias, Andy England, Martyn Etherington, Russell Findlay, Vittoria Gambirasi, Jack Haber, Kathleen Hall, Mara Hannula, David Hoffmann, Brad Jakeman, Fernando Julianelli, Liz Kamaruddin, Amitabh Kant, Chris Keith, Jeff Larson , Michelle Lee, Christina Lu, Michaela Maerkl, Jennifer McCarthy, Vineet Mehra, Olga Osminkina-Jones, Ricardo Perez, David Roman, Alexander Sneen, Jon Suarez-Davis, Hesham Tahssin, Kozo Takaoka, and Thomas van Schaik.

The Reinvention of Marketing: Fifteen individuals, who have spent the majority of their adult lives in marketing, have shared the realities and visions of their efforts in this business in a book titled The Reinvention of Marketing.
Those reinventing marketing include:

  • Lee Nadler, Marketing Communications Manager- MINI USA
  • Carmen d'Ascendis, Managing Director of Finland Vodka and Chambord Liquor- BROWN-FORMAN
  • Jason Hill, Director of Global Media Strategy- GE
  • Pete Blackshaw, Head of Global Digital- NESTLE
  • Amy Lou, Director of Global Brand Management- HUAWEI
  • Barbara Basney, Vice President Global Advertising & Media- XEROX
  • Simon Sproule, Chief Marketing Officer of ASTON MARTIN.
  • Clayton Ruebensaal, now in a key marketing role at the AMERICAN EXPRESS Company, had served as Vice President Global Marketing at THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL COMPANY through 2014.
  • Dana Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer- MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL
  • Fernando Chacon, Chief Marketing Officer- ITAU UNIBANCO
  • Zita Cassizzi, Chief Digital Officer- TOMS
  • Morten Albæk, CMO and Group Senior Vice President for Global Marketing, Communication & Corporate Relations-VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS
  • Nadine Karp McHugh, SVP Omni Media, Strategic Investments and Creative Solutions- L'OREAL USA
  • Jesper Colding, Senior Vice President- MENGNIU China
  • Joe Tripodi,Former Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer- THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

What Each European Country Does Best: Eurostat data offers some interesting facts about each of the 28 EU member states.

GLOBETROTTERS: Diego Scotti moves to a new CMO role at Verizon; Nick Brien is named CEO of Hearst's digital agency iCrossing; MediaCom promotes Toby Jenner to Worldwide COO.

HUB CULTURE: Living That Cloudy Dream in Seattle.


  • Book Signing Highlighting the chapter participants in The Reinvention of Marketing
  • WHAT'S ON THE MINDS OF MARKETERS? An Internationalist/ANA Think Tank to undercover the Trends and Buzz Words of 2015










Five Marketing Blind Spots: While marketing leaders have a good idea of where they need to go, they may not have a clear vision of how to get there, according to a new survey by the ANA.


The 2014 Greendex: A collaboration between National Geographic and global research consultancy GlobeScan resulted in a survey of 18,000 consumers in 18 countries to find that sustainable consumer behavior has only grown slowly.


Battling Banner Blindness: Olso, Norway-based Cxense has introduced an eye-catching 3D advertising capability to help publishers and advertisers capture consumers' attention and combat "banner blindness."


Digital Marketing Solutions: Experimentation, Faster Implementation & Results


Explore Case Studies from- Airbus (Global), Amplify (US), Bridgestone (Germany), Brooks (US), Canon (Europe), Carrefour (France), Claro (Colombia), Dubai Media Inc (UAE), Eli Lilly (Europe), Emirates Airline (US), Expedia (Europe), GE (US), Google (UK), Grolsch (Canada), Heineken (Europe), Hindustan Unilever (India), Idea Bank (Poland), KFC Arabia (Gulf Region), Levi's (Europe), LoopNet (US), Microsoft Xbox One (US), Mobily (Saudi Arabia), Montana Office of Tourism (US), Naked Juice (US), National Geographic Society (Global), Oscar Mayer (US), Pantene (US), Pepsi (US), Sam's Club (US), Samsung (Latin America), Shell/Pennzoil (US), Snow Beer (China), Sony Entertainment (EMEA), Suncorp (Australia), Upside Television (France), Visa (Global), VM Ware (Global), Vodafone (Europe), Walgreen's (US), Weleda (Germany), Well Point (US).


COMMENTARY: Do Brands Need Chief Creative Officers? Founder of Agency Consultancy Madam, Michael Lee, discusses how General Mills has hired a Chief Creative Officer, and asks-- Is this crazy? Or the future?


LEGAL BRIEF: The Death of Privacy.


HUB CULTURE: Fatigue in Black Rock City.




  • Innovators! Celebrating Today's Agency Leaders
  • Marketers Enjoy Peer-to-Peer Gathering Following ANA's Masters of Measurement in NY



Trendsetters: Itau’s Andrea Cordeiro Changes the Rules for Sponsorship Marketing

Trendsetters: DQ's Barry Westrum Explains How to Turn Around a Brand by Understanding Data

Trendsetters: Unilever's Kathy O'Brien Shares how a Brand that Empowers Women can also Resonate with Today's Men

Trendsetters: Millward Brown's Duncan Southgate Shares How 2015 will be a Year for Marketers to "Get Media Right"

Trendsetters: Joanne Davis Discusses How C-Suite Leaders are Evaluating Media Today

Trendsetters: Pete Blackshaw Discusses Nestlé's Digital Transformation to Build Brands and Delight Consumers

Trendsetters: The Ritz-Carlton's VP Marketing, Clayton Ruebensaal, Cites a New Era of Brand Communications

Trendsetters: GE’s Jason Hill Shares Thoughts on Building a Global Brand in Today’s Content-Rich World

Trendsetters: The Age of Entanglement—Two Innovators Demonstrate a Move Beyond Engagement

Trendsetters: Barbara Basney of Xerox Talks about the Role of Content in Transforming a Legacy Brand

Dannon's Olesya Govorun Shares How Consumer Research Can Improve In-Store Communication

Trendsetters: JetBlue's Marty St. George Shares the Strategies of a Challenger Brand

Trendsetters: Vestas Wind Systems' Morten Albæk Champions "A Race We Must Win"

Trendsetters: Dana Anderson of Mondelēz Shares How Collaboration is Key to Marketing's Future

Trendsetters: Colgate-Palmolive's Nadine Karp McHugh Discusses New Structures for a Contemporary Marketing World

Trendsetters: MINI's Lee Nadler Discusses How Passion Creates a Successful Brand

Trendsetters: Zita Cassizzi shares Digital Marketing Insights as TOMS’ Global One-for-One Business Grows

Trendsetters: Subway's Global VP Jeff Larson Shares What it Takes to be an Effective Marketer Now

Trendsetters: Mondelēz International’s Bonin Bough Offers New Rallying Cry to Marketers

Trendsetters: PepsiCo’s Frank Cooper Talks about Transformation in a World where Mobile is a New Center of Gravity

Trendsetters: Brown Forman’s Carmen d’Ascendis Discusses the Nuances of Brand Relevance in a Shifting Marketing World.

Trendsetters: Rishad Tobaccowala Outlines 6 Trends to Shape the Future of Marketing

Trendsetters: Kellogg’s Aaron Fetters Shares Insights on Ad Accountability its Role in Product Sales

Trendsetters: LONDON’s Michael Moszynski Tells How New Wordeo Video Message App Brings Words to Life

Trendsetters: Brodeur’s Andrea Coville Talks about “Relevance” as a Single Word to Refocus a Complex Marketing Industry

Trendsetters: Millennial Leaders from Visa, Allstate and Capital One Talk Marketing and Share a View of the Industry’s Future

Trendsetters: Peter Hubbell Explains Why Marketers Should Care About Brad Pitt at 50, Cover Girl Christie Brinkley at 60 and Rocker Mick Jagger at 70

Trendsetters: Top Marketers Discuss Transformation at Brand Masters

Trendsetters: AMI’s John Price Sees 2014 as a Pivotal Year for Latin America

Trendsetters: GALA Defines How 43 Countries Manage Green or Eco-Friendly Advertising Claims

Trendsetters: OgilvyOne’s Gunther Schumacher Outlines Advertising’s New Currency, and Tells How British Airways Masters It

Trendsetters: Lowe Counsel’s Zoe Lazarus Shares Cultural Shifts that will Impact 2014

Trendsetters: SAP's Michael Brenner Offers a Perspective on the Future of Marketing

Trendsetters: Kraft's VP Media/Data/CRM, Bob Rupczynski, Talks about New Structures for a Real-Time World

Trendsetters: IKEA’s Camilla Hammar Shares Insights on Marketing in China

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Top Marketers

Who are Today’s 100 Top Marketers? MORE

International Marketers Gather in New York to Celebrate Brand Champions & Share a New Global Initiative MORE

THE CHINA 50: Recognizing China's Marketing Leaders MORE


Meet the Asia 50 MORE


Innovators Provide Guidelines for Brand Success in Today's Complex World CLICK FOR SYNOPSIS.

Hot Markets: Industry Leaders Share Insights on Changing Asia Markets CLICK HERE

Brand Growth in a Socially Transparent World: The views of industry leaders on our changing business dynamics. MORE

Top Marketers at THE INTERNATIONALIST 100 Discuss the Reinvention of Marketing Leadership amid Global Complexity CLICK FOR SYNOPSIS.


Marketing 2014 at Half Time- World Cup & Cannes Coincide to Shape Attitudes about the Industry’s Future... MORE

Marketing & Technology's Inextricable Relationship MORE

Top Marketers Share Strategies for Brand Growth and Results Now MORE

President Bill Clinton Tells Ad Industry at Cannes they have Power to Solve World Problems MORE

Case Studies

Winners in The Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media Highlight the Emerging World, Social Causes and Purposeful Branding, B2B Wins Big; Banking is Back; Provocative Approaches Used for Hard-to-Reach Audiences; Responsible Branding Critical. (Awarded April 2013). MORE

Winners in The Internationalist Awards for Innovative Digital Marketing Solutions Highlight Use of 2nd Screen; B2B Wins Big; Mid East Shows Power of Youth; Responsible Branding Critical. (Awarded November 2012.) MORE

TOP TRENDS in Digital Marketing Solutions (Based on Awards- November 2012): 1. Global- more campaigns than ever now have truly global sweep—whether intended or not. 2. B2B campaigns are doing well in the digital world and show that they have understood B2C thinking. 3. Mobile applications without question are on the rise. 4. Gaming cannot be underestimated—in both serious messaging and in entertainment. 5. The power of Branded Content is being embraced by advertisers, especially in the digital space. 6. Social media elements are critical. 6. A Seriousness of Purpose is key. 7. Educate-- Many consumers more information. 7. Responsibility and Pride matter. 8. Recessionary thinking still fuels strategy.

Winners in The Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media Highlight Shifting Global Centers; Auto Wins Big; Middle East Makes Mark. (Awarded May 2012.) Automotive advertising roars back with wins (some multiple) for Audi, Buick, Chevy, Chrysler, Peugeot, Volvo, and Subaru. South American entries were strong performers with wins from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Miami as a regional hub. . SEE LIST OF ALL WINNERS & READ CASE STUDIES

TEN TRENDS in Media Innovation (Based on Awards- May 2012): 1. Entertainment works. 2. Reach them when the least expect it. 3. Automotive is back! 4. Latin America on the rise. 5. Social media elements are critical. 6. Niche markets can make a difference and influence mass ones. 7. A Seriousness of Purpose and responsibility matter.87. Don’t hesitate to Educate. 9. Technology enhances so many of today’s experiences. 10. Serendipity. Some winning campaigns weren’t afraid to take advantage of coincidences… often resulting in a risk that paid off.

Awards for Innovative Digital Marketing Solutions (Awarded November 2011.) OMD offices on 3 continents, plus PHD US had the greatest number of wins. Campaigns from China, India and Dubai were among the winners. The US and the UK remain strong in innovative digital thinking. Independent Agencies like Vertic and Profero placed strongly. SEE LIST OF ALL WINNERS & READ CASE STUDIES

Bombardier, Dockers and Fidelity are all Big Winners in The Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media (Awarded November 2011.) For the 3rd straight year, Canadian and Australian work is among the top rankings; US & UK also have strong showings. Colombia sees its first award with a fun World Cup campaign for Davivienda Bank. The Integer Group in Denver outlined how they saved a company with their Victory Motorcycles campaign. Independent Agencies like Just Media and IW Group also place in the rankings. SEE LIST OF ALL WINNERS & READ CASE STUDIES

The Grand Prix is awarded to Starcom Amsterdam for their extraordinary work in launching the Samsung 3D television in the Awards for Innovative Digital Marketing Solutions. (Awarded November 2010.) The Awards are a response to marketers asking for international best practice examples of digital solutions that enhance brands and bring results. SEE LIST OF ALL WINNERS & READ CASE STUDIES


Johnson & Johnson's Stayfree "Women for Change: Grand Prix Winner in The Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media (Awarded April 2013) Submitted by OMD India. Women for Change showed how the Stayfree brand with UNICEF encouraged privileged women across India to improve the health and hygiene of underprivileged adolescent girls through a "support a woman" initiative. Aired exclusively on YouTube, Stayfree created a 3-minute anthem to evoke strong reactions about the plight of a girl's journey from childhood to adolescence, which resulted in nearly 1 million girls receiving aid from their more fortunate sisters. READ MORE

UTEC, the University of Technology & Engineering's "First-ever Water Billboard": Grand Prix in the Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media (Awarded April 2013) Submitted by BPN Media Connection and MayoDraftFCB Peru. UTEC encouraged enrollment by demonstrating that innovative engineers can find real solutions to real problems. In Bujama, a small town in Southern Peru that receives almost no rainfall, a billboard was created to convert humidity to drinking water. Not only did the billboard help provide much-needed water to hundreds of families, it awoke young minds in Peru who wanted to change the world through engineering. Applications to UTEC increased 28% SEE VIDEO & READ MORE

Coca-Cola Polar Bowl: Grand Prix Winner in The Internationalist Awards for Innovative Digital Marketing Solutions (Awarded November 2012.) Submitted by Starcom MediaVestGroup. Polar Bowl showed inventive use of the phone and tablet in concert with television, which may be shifting our thinking of the “2nd screen” to a primary focus. SEE VIDEO & READ MORE

Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project (Diageo): Grand Prix Winner in The Internationalist Awards for Innovative Digital Marketing Solutions (Awarded November 2012.) Submitted by Profero. Not only did Smirnoff recruit a community of 10 million people across the globe to generate true social media scale, but provided unique occasions and tools for consumers to locally re-invent nightlife experiences from around the globe through a co-creation program in 50 countries. SEE VIDEO & READ MORE

Olay’s Eyes of Arabia: Grand Prix Winner in The Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media. (Awarded May 2012.) Submitted by Starcom MediaVest Group MENA. Olay’s Eyes of Arabia -- a beauty pageant based on eyes alone--moves from the classic pageant format to a 100% digital platform that gave even the most conservative Muslim women the ability to participate, vote and interact with the contest. SEE VIDEO & READ MORE

Paramount Pictures International-Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Grand Prix Winner in The Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media. (Awarded May 2012.) Submitted by MEC Global Solutions London. By successfully associating the DNA of the movie with a naturally occurring solar eclipse a few days before release, Paramount was able to mount a truly global campaign on an inter-stellar stage. READ MORE

Sparkasse Giro sucht Hero: Grand Prix Winner in The Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media. (Awarded May 2012.) Submitted by AM Communications/MPG Germany. To help build Sparkassen Bank’s traction with young customers, Joko and Klauss – two popular Jackass-style comedians on MTV -- participated in the ultimate battle for who would become the bank’s next ambassador.. READ MORE

Samsung Project Teamwork: Grand Prix Winner in The Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media. (Awarded May 2012.) Submitted by ESPN International and Starcom MediaVest Group. To increase preference for the recently lunched Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Mobile teamed up with ESPN to create “Project teamwork” a 12-part original digital branded content series that traveled the world showing how Samsung enhances everyday sporting experiences READ MORE

The Grand Prix "MINI World Record" campaign was born when the Profero team wondered just how many people could fit inside the MINI's biggest car yet, the MINI Countryman. The challenge found a digital answer when people in 6 cities were given a chance to appear as if they were squashed into the new MINI through live green-screen video. MINI sold all 2,500 Countryman vehicles...before the product even launched. See case study video: