Aug 23, 2017
As part of an ongoing series of conversations with 2017 Effie-winning marketers, I spoke with Angela Gusse, marketing director for Pop-Tarts at The Kellogg Company. In this podcast, we discuss the “Pop-Tarts Soda-Mazing” campaign.
During the conversation, Gusse talks about her definition of marketing success, which she breaks down quite simply: “For me, marketing is effective when it helps you sell more product, that’s fundamentally what we’re trying to do.” But, as with most things, there’s more to it than that. And, for Gusse, that means a brand also has to overcome barriers prevalent in today’s fragmented marketing universe: “Our message has to be interesting and relevant enough to break through the clutter.”
In the midst of that clutter, Gusse sees great opportunity, especially in creating ways for consumers to connect with brands they love. “The opportunity for us is to figure out how to advertise in way that breaks through but doesn’t feel intrusive,” says Gusse. “I think when you can authentically interact with an experience, consumers love that so much more.”
Highlights from this week’s “Marketing Today” podcast include: