Blair Imani, the executive director of Equality for Her, and activist Akeem Ali spoke to Variety‘s Ramin Setoodeh about why it’s essential for modern-day brands to embrace inclusion. During the Variety Studio at Cannes presented by Inscape & iSpot.tv, Imani said brands need to prioritize diversity because “they get dollars.”
“The honest truth is that when a company embraces the communities that already purchase their items, that community is going to feel even more inspired and even more loyal and dedicated to the brand,” the activist continued.
George Sargent, the president of Havas Media Boston; Jonathan Carson, the CRO of The Trade Desk; and Jodie McAfee, the SVP of sales and marketing at Inscape, spoke to Variety’s Todd Spangler about creating meaningful advertising content that will resonate with consumers. “When we think about the different components about what makes a meaningful versus commoditized [...]
Sara Clemens, COO of Twitch, discussed the future of Twitch with Variety‘s Todd Spangler at the Variety Studio at Cannes presented by Inscape & iSpot.tv. “What we’ve been doing over the last few years is experimenting,” said Clemens. Popular on Variety
Doug Jossem, the North America CRO of Vice Media, spoke to Variety’s Todd Spangler about the media company ending their seven-year relationship with HBO with the end to their award-winning show “Vice News Tonight.” “We’ve done amazing things together but with the relationship ending, Vice News does not go away in any fashion,” Jossem said [...]
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Constance Wu from “Hustlers” breaks down the feminism of the film. Read our full interview from Variety’s Toronto Film Festival Studio. Popular on Variety