Kantar Talks 2020 is a free, unique digital event bringing brands, agencies and experts together to share inspiration and practical advice on the biggest challenge facing brands today: Resilience and Recovery.

No brand is too big, or too well known, to fail in the current climate. As consumers re-evaluate brand choices and household budgets fall, entirely new behaviours are emerging. Understanding these changes to how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view – and acting on them quickly – is fundamental for survival.

The plant featured on this page, Welwitschia mirablilis, is a prime example of resilience, living for over a thousand years and adapting to be able to survive on a drop of water a year. Brands can also learn to nurture resilience. Join Kantar Talks to learn from some of the world’s most resilient brands (and our experts) on how to power your recovery by seizing emerging opportunities in the new world.

With 20+ sessions across two mornings and 3 virtual stages, you will be able to create your own agenda based on what interests you most. Read on for a taste of what's coming... including the reveal of the BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable UK Brands.

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Resilience Recovery

Stage 1: Build resilience

Find out how to achieve brand resilience and hear from brands who came out on top of the COVID-19 crisis.
Sessions will include:
– The reveal of this year’s BrandZ UK Top 75 Most Valuable Brands.
– A panel conversation discussing how to turn disruption to your advantage with brand leaders including Elaine Rodrigo, RB.
– Karen Blackett OBE, WPP, on the race narrative and how to leverage the power of brands for a new future.
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Supercharge Recovery

Stage 2: Supercharge your recovery

Future focused advice on how to survive and flourish.
Sessions will include:
– Sherri Chambers, TikTok, on how marketers can quickly and effectively maximise the opportunities that TikTok presents.
– Mark Evers, TFL on the need to understand changing behaviour more rapidly to fuel recovery. 
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Brave new world

Stage 3: Brave new world 

Discover what is next for brands in the post-pandemic world.
Sessions will include:
– Kantar’s J. Walker Smith discussing the growing demand for value-added brands and how you can capture this potential.
– Felipe Thomaz from Oxford University Saïd Business School on using AI to predict sustainability trends & behaviours.
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Confirmed speakers include... 

Alex Mahon

Alex Mahon

CEO, Channel 4

Sherri C

Sherri Chambers

Global Head of Brand Strategy, TikTok for Business

Karen Blackett

Karen Blackett OBE

Country Manager, WPP

Justine Roberts

Justine Roberts MBE

CEO & Founder/Owner, Mumsnet & Gransnet

Elaine Rodrigo

Elaine Rodrigo

Chief Strategy & Insight Officer, RB

James Watt

James Watt

CEO/Captain, BrewDog

Susan Obrien

Susan O'Brien

CMO, JUST EAT

Mark Evers

Mark Evers

Chief Customer Officer at Transport for London

June Sarpong

June Sarpong

Director, Creative Diversity, BBC

Zaid Al-Qassab

Zaid Al-Qassab

CMO, Channel 4

Jessica Myers

Jessica Myers

Brand and Marketing Director, Metro Bank

Mie-Leng Wong

Mie-Leng Wong

Head of Global Brands, Cadbury

Sue Todd

Sue Todd

CEO, Magnetic Media

Ashley Anzie

Ashley Anzie

Senior Continuous Insights Manager, Kraft Heinz

Felipe Thomaz

Felipe Thomaz

Associate Professor of Marketing, Saïd Business School

Sophie Devonshire

Sophie Devonshire

CEO, The Marketing Society

Sue Naughton

Sue Naughton

Global Insights & Analytics lead for Sustainability & Wellbeing, Mondelez

David Baxter

David Baxter

Head of Consumer Insight, Edrington

Chris Soo

Chris Soo

VP, Media Planning, Essence

Zoe Ruffels

Zoë Ruffels

Global Head, Consumer & Business Insights & Analytics, GSK

Greg Hamilton

Greg Hamilton

Head of Service Advocacy, Nationwide

Craig Inglis

Craig Inglis

Chairman of The Marketing Society and former Customer Director at The John Lewis Partnership

David Lammy MP

David Lammy

Member of Parliament, British Labour Party

Ollie Lloyd

Ollie Lloyd

Head of Client, Category Lead Food and Drink, Hearst UK

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