"When you hear black Americans say they're tired, we truly are."
There's real Pride beyond the rainbow.
"Your brand will need to remain smart (or get smart if you are lagging behind) concerning your ecommerce business unit."
"Let's make the most of this period of experimentation."
"Innovation is not just an outcome, but a mindset which brands must build into their business culture."
But if you want some clues on what to do next, talk to real people.
Are your 2020 planning insights now obsolete?
"Change is constant. And right now, there's never been a better time to bring purpose into the lives and brands that have been longing for change."
Here are three early indicators of what to expect from a new Creativity Movement post-COVID.
This idea that 'we're all in it together' to protect profits and shareholder returns isn't quite the whole truth.
MTV, ViacomCBS' Entertainment & Youth Group go dark for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd
"The last few weeks have brought to the surface long standing racism, videos of unspeakable behavior and the harsh reality of inequality many in our community deal with on a regular and daily basis."
"And if sometimes just being asked for an orange seems overwhelming, that's okay."
"Today's savvy consumer, bruised from the recent fallout of the crisis that beset the travel world, are now more than ever in the driver's seat."
Interpublic's Philippe Krakowsky's rallying cry to young talent.
"We even have entire industry events dedicated to this type of work. A Brand Film Festival, no less!"
The phases generally follow those of coping, including shock, anger, resistance and acceptance.
"This is no time to bury your sense of humor."
"In a time where we are more distant, Cuomo has made us feel closer together."
Brands are missing out by completely missing the point, says Lisa.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang were a marketing fail, says Organic's VP of client services.
What audiences say about a brand is more important than what the brand says about itself, says AHA's executive creative director.
The executive creative director at SET says social shares, event attendance and email sign-ups are redundant metrics.
Experienced talent is a necessary part of the management equation for digital agencies, the says CEO & President of The ADVERTISING Club of New York.
Brands can play an essential role in the dreams and successes of young filmmakers, says the VP of global client engagement at Branded Entertainment Network.
On the heels of Forbes' list of 99 innovative men (and one woman), the global digital marketing conference proved there are plenty of groundbreaking female leaders--but we need to adjust our biases (and our algorithms) to find them.
The Starcom president recognizes the irony in his advice, having worked in an industry that once put glue in bowls of cereal to make milk look creamier.
Here's what we've learned at SXSW so far, says Cogeco Peer 1's VP and GM for the US and Latin America.
The Big Game's ratings were down 3 percent from last year.
This year's Super Bowl will see few risk-takers, says RPA's Jason Sperling.
Those declaring the death of broadcast must always contend with the 100+ million viewers that flock to their TV sets every Super Bowl.
Pumping milk in a grim closet three times a day (maybe crying, maybe on conference calls) is a working mom's reality, says Green Stone's CXO.
The industry doesn't seem to have room for many over 40. But once we reach that milestone, invisible can't be the new normal, says Havas PR's Marian Salzman.
The conference was a very different place in one important way: I wasn't outnumbered on the showroom floor like I have been in the past, says a managing partner at Collins.
How innovation continues to build trust in a world of savvy consumers.
Google's head of creative agency development asks how we can translate the right data points into springboards for richer, more relevant creative stories.
Blockchain, bio-hacking and AR are just a few chewy topics adland is tackling this year.