Nov 22, 2017
In this week’s episode of “Marketing Today,” Alan talks with Alegra O’Hare, vice president of global brand communications for Adidas. O’Hare led the Adidas team in the creation of the “Original Is Never Finished” campaign that took home a Grand Prix at Cannes, and she was honored by Adweek in 2017 as a Brand Genius.
In the course of her conversation with Alan, O’Hare talks about the value of courage in leading a brand. “You have to embody and show it,” says O’Hare. “I think you really have to transmit it, be authentic and genuine about it — and be championing it. And be celebrating it when it’s successful.”
That isn’t to say O’Hare endorses a “fools rush in” approach when it comes to courage: “It’s not about taking risks for risk’s sake,” she adds. “It’s got to be part of the strategy, it’s got to be close to the values of the brand, it’s got to make business sense.”