"Has purpose gone too far?" The Economist asked, reflecting on new research showing that 65% of marketers agree that most examples of brand purpose fail to resonate with consumers thanks to a lack of authenticity. Are we in danger of 'woke-washing' (identified by Unilever’s Alan Jope) by using the language and imagery of worthy causes to increase sales, without backing up this rhetoric with action? Are advertisers guilty of jumping on social justice issues and thereby further reducing public trust? How do we remain purposeful and authentic?
Moderator: Lindsay Mouat