As the jury for the Effective Content Strategy category of the WARC Awards is announced, Lucy Aitken interviews John Dokes, CMO, AccuWeather and the jury chair, finding out more about how the company uses partnerships with the likes of Spotify and Ford to deploy its own successful content strategy. AccuWeather has become a tour de force in recent times. How much of this is down to its content partnerships? Partnership is one of the core principles of our organisation.
Nicole Kane, Director of Global Media at McDonald’s and Chair of Judges for the WARC Media Awards’ Best Use of Data category, spoke to Lucy Aitken about the art of turning data into insight and why it’s just as important to figure out who not to target. Describe what you do on a day-to-day basis in your role at McDonald’s. Nicole Kane: My job has three core areas. The first is global partnerships such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
Jerry Daykin, Head of Global Digital Media Partnerships at Diageo, chaired the judging panel for this year's WARC Media Awards partnerships and sponsorships category. WARC’s Lucy Aitken asked him about how Diageo does partnerships. Describe your role at Diageo and what it entails. I work at a global level to see how we can work with media partners who we’ve historically been engaged with at a local level.
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Selecting a term
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