November 8, 2022
Ari explores brands' new role as beacons of society and how activating a brand purpose is a business asset
VSA’s Chief Growth Officer Ariadna Navarro was recently a guest on the podcast Rockstar CMO FM, hosted by Ian Truscott.
Ari and Ian examined how the role brands are expected to play in society has shifted: as the institutions that once acted as moral compasses failed or ceased to command respect, society has increasingly turned to corporations to provide the same level of ethical guidance we once expected from religions, governments, and educational centers.
In fact, some brands even command a cult-like status not unlike a religion, with passionate communities rallying around a charismatic business leader.
Ari and Ian discussed how brands can embrace this newfound role as purpose-providers with responsibility and credibility, and how embracing brand as a business asset can help brands build purposeful growth throughout their entire ecosystems and successfully articulate their offerings to consumers.
Check out the link here to listen! Ari and Ian's interview begins at 00:27:25.
Ariadna helps clients identify and unlock growth potential by connecting business strategy to brand and experience strategy as a way to relentlessly and cohesively deploy a company’s ambition. As Chief Growth Officer, she leads strategy, client engagement and business development. Acknowledging the connective tissue between what a brand is and what a brand does allows her to have a unique perspective on where markets are going, what clients need and how a brand can find a moment of differentiation in crowded markets.
Across these disciplines, you can find her working on projects from IBM to AT&T to Wayfair. Ariadna is relentlessly curious, whether figuring out the future of quantum computing or deeply understanding how a new acquisition fits within a company’s portfolio. She is passionate about politics and filmmaking, having earned a postgraduate degree in film. Ariadna joined VSA after heading up strategy at Interbrand. She is originally from Venezuela, and lives in New York with her husband and two kids.
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