The Coca-Cola Company has several associates representing our creative content at Cannes Lions in France this week. While at the event, Judith Snyder, Global Director of Brand PR, shared her thoughts with us on the Coca-Cola "Work That Matters" session with a little insight into her initial reaction on the theme.
the team first shared #workthatmatters as the title of the keynote they wanted
to give at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, I pushed back. "Shouldn't
we add the word creative? Shouldn't it be #creativeworkthatmatters"?
Behind my question is the belief that being in the medical profession is Work
that Matters. Educating our children is Work that Matters. Working to protect
life and liberty is Work that Matters. But does creativity really
"Matter"? As I saw the presentation come to life and read example
after example of The Coca-Cola Company going against convention
to challenge racial divides, gender stereotypes and shining a light on
issues and causes that truly matter, I understood. I was reminded of the truly
profound effect creativity can have to inspire real behavior change. And I came
back time and again to the simple fact that provoking happiness, in big and
small ways really does matter. Creativity is #workthatmatters.
Reporting from Cannes:
Judith Snyder, Group Director, Global Brand PR
Motto: "It's PR not ER"