Brands are constantly working to be relevant for their ideal customers. Older and younger brands are trying to be on trend for the NOW generation. In this episode, guest Alicia Enciso, CMO at Nestlé USA, gives us her takes on what makes a brand remain relevant while bringing new ideas to the table. Her experience has made her one of Brand Innovator’s Top 100 Women, among other recognitions. Listen to her episode to learn more about Nestlé’s innovation.
- From Brand Manager, growing business, to becoming CMO of Nestlé USA.
- #RelentlessTransformation, her way of leading transformation in her team.
- Innovation crucial for an effective growth strategy.
- Being consumer obsessed to better understand and connect with them.
- Brands are propelled by purpose, is what they live by.
- From advertising to engagement, changing the way we approach customers.
- Continuos transformation will help your brand remain relevant.
“Being innovative is, is absolutely part of our, our growth strategy. And I think that it is being innovative about the transformation.”
“Any innovation that we do, be it in terms of products or be it in terms of our capabilities we call it, is absolutely consumer obsessed. What we’re aiming to do, of course, is to really understand and connect with our consumers.”
“ It is not only about your physical health, but as you know, well, it is also about your emotional health. It has become much more important to think about both together and even at a, at a global level or, or, you know, or a broader way. It’s not only about physical and emotional, but it is also about the planet, right?”
“ Making sure that we’re taking sustainable or making sustainable choices that will ensure the health of ourselves, our communities, and the planet.”
“We’re very ambitious about what we wanna achieve in terms of digital transformation and e-commerce over again during, within this, let’s say 10 years that I’ve been on the job, um, I have that the privilege of during three years leading our e-business organization.”
“Expect us to be with very strong foundations, very strong brand, but definitely leaning in into, again, relentlessly transforming to make sure that we are you know, meeting our consumers in the best possible way.”
“What I think is really also exciting as is that, again, why the hashtag is relentless transformations, because you never end. You never end, you know, we, for example, at the beginning, we created a huge digital agency ecosystem that they would do, you know, creative for the different platforms.”
“I would tell you in terms of content, we’re definitely moving from what we call advertising to engagement. I would say, including the consumer, we are engaging with the consumer, and we are co-creating them anyway.”
“And each platform requires very different kind of, I would say customization for the content and also in terms of retail. So when we go into winning in retail, the type of content that we have, and, and there are so many ways in which you can or you need to be present in, in, in, in, in retail or for consumers to be able to shop you, um, that I think it is, it is definitely creating a lot more expertise that is needed, um, and, and tons of, as you can imagine, innovation learning, you know, testing.”
“We are very ambitious in terms of sustainability. Um, and again, our our sustainability promise, of course, is primarily in the area of, you know, what we would say is regenerative agriculture.”
“In terms of packaging, we have an objective and also in, in terms of 2025, in which we want all of our packaging to be fully recyclable.”
“ I think that when you are obsessed of where the consumer wishes to go or wants to go, many times, even if you can articulate it, um, of course that is what ensures that you, you know, that you are bringing it to, to the marketplace and relentlessly transforming so that you continue to, you know, to be their choice now and in the future.”
“The more, again, that we lean in to driving what I would call cultural relevancy for our brand is disproportionately important in order for us to, again, to continue to market to the next gen, right? So again, it is about ha you know, hashtag relentless transformation, and it is about hashtag consumer obsession, right? The more that you obsess with what they, they really care about what matters to them you will continue to be very relevant.”