Nairobi summit joins the dot between innovation and sustainable brands

March 20, 2018
Joel Rao, Dawn Rowlands and Samantha Kipury

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 20 – Dentsu Aegis Network, a global Communication and marketing firm held its first Innovation Summit on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nairobi.

The Summit dubbed, ‘Innovating the way brands are built’ was organised by DAN Kenya in conjunction with their South African team.

The main aim of the event was to probe attendees to think of revolutionary ways of advertising, marketing and in creation of everyday essentials with a future focus.

The Dentsu Aegis Network Kenya CEO Christopher Madison welcomed the South African team led by the CEO Dawn Rowlands, Chief Strategy Michael Zylstra, Insights and Innovation Director John Byron and Communications Executive Kelly Moses.

Representatives from across blue chip companies and staff from Dentsu Aegis Network Kenya offices rendered themselves protégés and thronged the Summit to tap into the upheaval knowledge.

Dawn highlighted some of the disruptions that have occurred in the market and she emphasized that it is important to shift from a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world to a Dynamic, Exciting, Limitless and Instant world (DELI).

Michael Zylstra threw in practical examples as he condemned creation of products that do not help solve anything in the name of innovation.

Managing Directors, Samantha Kipury and Joel Rao from Carat Kenya and iProspect Kenya respectively presented on the changing face of media where they talked about how innovation can enable clients market their products and services effectively through programmatic systems.

They also revealed that a Consumer Connections System (CCS) which is a bespoke data research panel is in the pipeline and will be launched in two months’ time.

Byron John glued everything together at the end as he explained the process of unlocking innovation at the workplace.


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