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Rise and Design - The Importance of a Brand

Brands are becoming an increasingly important way to communicate the values of your company and your promise to your customers.

This event will focus on the growing expectations of consumers for authentic and meaningful stories from businesses, and the ways that you can engage more effectively.

Speakers include: 

Christian Cerisola, W North

Christian is head of W North, the Newcastle-based Northern arm of London- headquartered W Communications. He's worked in media and communications in the North East for more than 15 years having moved to the region in 2003. W create campaigns for clients across a wide range of sectors - from FMCG, restaurants and hospitality, through to technology, luxury, fashion, media & entertainment, sport, and business services, and Christian will share some insights about the importance of an effective brand.

Michael Pagan, DECIDE

DECIDE are the longest established creative agency in the UK, and have created award winning campaigns for such global brands as McVities, Boots, Dr Oetker and Fortum & Mason. Their team of researchers have developed a deep understanding of the ways that people shop, and Michael will share some of these insights.

Prof. Natalia Yannopoulou, Newcastle University Business School

Natalia's work focusses on consumer behaviour and branding, and in particular concepts such as brand trust, brand crises and perceptions of brands within emerging markets, such as China and the Middle East. She will share some of her expertise around the perceptions of brand authenticity in different marketplaces.

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