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STAY WYSE Conference keynote topic announced: Great innovative brands know the magic words are ‘consumer trust’

03 December 2015
3 Dec 2015 -

We are pleased to announce that Joel Bearden, Director Consumer Brands/Digital from Edelman – the world’s largest PR firm – will be delivering the keynote speech at the STAY WYSE conference.

Great innovative brands know the magic words are ‘consumer trust’

Many of today’s most successful brands have totally innovated their marketplace and redefined their sector.

Edelman will share insights and trend analysis on consumer attitudes to brand innovation conducted in a global survey with 10,000 consumers in 10 countries, with additional qualitative research among millennials in 5 countries.

They discovered that it does not matter what geography, demographic or sector…two-thirds of consumers are conflicted, undecided and need to be reassured before they purchase. Yet the research also uncovered  a simple truth. Successful brands that innovate well create human relationships, they have many living qualities. Edelman calls them ”Earned Brands”.

STAY WYSE believes that the Hostel Business Sector can benefit from looking to other brands for inspiration. After all, in the digital age, the way in which consumers research, buy and recommend has fundamentally shifted.

This looks set to be an enlightening session that will spark ideas and debate throughout the conference.

Meet the speaker

JB 2.jpgJoel is Director of the Consumer Marketing and Digital practices at Edelman in Amsterdam. His role reflects Edelman’s commitment to servicing global, regional and local FMCG and other consumer brands operating out of the Netherlands.

Joel is an accomplished and result-driven, integrated communications leader with 15+ years of proven success at Fortune 500 FMCG multinationals, financial institutions and global agency networks. He has demonstrated ability in developing and implementing brand building and business driving communication strategies, achieving significant growth across a broad range of categories and brands.

Joel graduated from Pepperdine University and the European Business School with a MBA/Masters of International Business. He completed his undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University. He is originally from the United States and enjoys dual citizenship with the Netherlands.