04 May 2021 • In conjunction with this year’s WARC Awards for Asian Strategy, this series aims to showcase perspectives from young strategists across Asia, highlighting their take on strategy as a marketing discipline and career path. In this edition, we hear from India.
Singapore Tourism Board’s Lynette Pang: “Strategy is a mix of art and science, creativity and technology”
25 April 2021 • Lynette Pang, Assistant Chief Executive, Marketing at Singapore Tourism Board, will be chairing the 2021 WARC Awards for Asian Strategy. Here, she talks to WARC about the power of strategic partnerships, how STB is remaining top of mind during the pandemic, and what she hopes to see from the next generation of strategists in the region. Lynette Pang, Assistant Chief Executive, Marketing at Singapore Tourism Board
20 April 2021 • Harsh Lal, co-founder and director of The Souled Store, tells WARC how, in just eight years, the online apparel brand has carved out an enviable niche for itself among a young, pop culture crazy audience looking for authentic quality clothing; how it seized opportunities during the pandemic; and what is the e-commerce startup’s omnichannel focus going forward.
20 April 2021 • Pawan Sarda, Group Head, Digital, Marketing and E-commerce, Big Bazaar tells WARC how the hypermarket chain, a one-stop store heavily reliant on footfall, leveraged its digital initiatives to navigate the pandemic, and what e-commerce 2.0 will look like.
20 April 2021 • In 2020, BigBasket witnessed an unprecedented surge in demand as it welcomed a new set of customers who were buying groceries online for the first time. Amid the dramatic shift in consumer behaviour, Arun Jayaraman, Head of Marketing – Loyalty, Site Merchandising and Partnerships, BigBasket, tells WARC how the online grocer sees the Indian market growing after weathering the pandemic storm.
30 March 2021 • Since its launch in 2014, rewards and discovery platform ShopBack has been steadily building out its partnership network as part of its goal to help shoppers in Southeast Asia “shop smarter”. Chief Commercial Officer Candice Ong speaks to WARC about effective partnerships and growth ambitions.
30 March 2021 • Derek Tan, Chief Brand Officer, Carsome, tells WARC how the online used car trading platform has collaborated with partners from various industries to not only introduce innovation and convenience to its customers but also enhance its dealers’ user experience with the brand and most importantly, grow the brand.
18 March 2021 • How do you show your work has worked? Your clients want to know. Your colleagues want to know. Effectiveness awards judges want to know too.
24 February 2021 • Before the concept of brand purpose became popular, Tata Tea immortalised itself with the message “ Jaago Re ” or “Wake up”. Over the years, the Jaago Re cause marketing initiative has helped the Tata Tea brand to stay relevant by championing various causes. Puneet Das, senior vice-president, marketing – beverages, Tata Consumer Products, tells WARC how standing up for a cause must go beyond just communicating it in order to be meaningful.
24 February 2021 • Over the years, The Times of India – the country’s leading newspaper – has been at the forefront of brand activism with its popular campaigns raising pertinent issues. Malcolm Raphael, senior vice-president and head – trade marketing, innovations, creative strategy – tells WARC more about this and initiatives like Teach India and Aman Ki Asha
27 January 2021 • Coles Australia responded swiftly to the restrictions wrought by COVID-19 measures and has since shifted its focus to building out a more personalised and seamless omnichannel brand experience. Coles Group CMO Lisa Ronson speaks to WARC about ditching the print catalogue, lessons learnt and what’s in store for the year ahead.
Brand in action: How ANZ Australia keeps banking ‘surprisingly easy’ to support financial well-being journeys
27 January 2021 • The pandemic accelerated ANZ Australia’s digital momentum, taking the banking brand closer to a zero-touch offering. CMO Sweta Mehra speaks to WARC about keeping brand consistency across all channels to ensure trust, and leveraging personalisation to help consumers move forward in their financial well-being journey
Brand in action: How Carlton & United Breweries is looking beyond the product to create deeper digital brand experiences
27 January 2021 • Digital is central to the entire brand experience at Carlton & United Breweries, with a focus on how data and technology can help deliver more meaningful consumer interactions. Head of Integrated Marketing, Jemma Downey speaks to WARC about how the company has doubled down on creating best-in-class digital programmes and products, whilst looking at ways its brands can grow beyond the product with new business models.
27 January 2021 • The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic saw Monash University move swiftly toward delivering its courses and brand communications via online platforms and channels. CMO Fabian Marrone speaks to WARC about how data is at the core of the university’s larger mission to build out a highly personalised, yet integrated digital brand experience that is driven by compelling content.
02 November 2020 • In The Effectiveness Code, we introduced the principle of creative commitment and its strong relationship with effectiveness. Here you will get further insights into key drivers of effectiveness and find out how to adapt the tactics and techniques of campaigns that endured the test of time for future brand work.
13 October 2020 • Mainstream voices have dominated marketing and advertising spaces, and there is a need for audiences, customers and consumers to be spoken to and reached in an authentic and credible way.
17 August 2020 • COVID-19 is forcing brands across categories to shift faster into e-commerce. What does this long-term change in distribution mean for the effective investment of marketing budget?
04 August 2020 • The WARC Awards for Effectiveness, in association with LIONS, is a new global competition that integrates the Creative Effectiveness Ladder. Every winning and shortlisted entry will receive feedback on how they’ve performed from judges across the six award categories.
24 June 2020 • Watch all the videos created by WARC for Lions Live 2020, including guidance on effectiveness in the age of e-commerce, the Creative Effectiveness Ladder, and lessons from brands that successfully adapted their campaigns for the COVID-19 lockdown.
17 June 2020 • Ariel’s Share The Load campaign sparked a national conversation and walked away with the Grand Prix in the 2016 edition of the WARC Prize for Asia Strategy. Since then the brand has remained committed to the cause, finding new ways every year of convincing India’s men to share the load.
01 June 2020 • It’s tough out there for strategists and marketers – particularly for the freelance community, which is why WARC is opening up its COVID-19 coverage free of charge for freelancers until the end of July.
26 May 2020 • In conjunction with this auspicious milestone, we take a walk down memory lane through the lens of past winners, judges and members of the WARC team, as they look back on what’s been achieved and look ahead at what’s to come.