This week’s podcast marks an encore presentation of sorts. I talk with Peter Horst, who previously appeared on Episode 25 of "Marketing Today.”
In this conversation, Horst discusses his new book, “Marketing in the #FakeNews Era: New Rules for a New Reality of Tribalism, Activism, and Loss of Trust.”
Horst is the former CMO of The Hershey Company, and he has also served in marketing leadership roles at Capital One, General Mills, and TD Ameritrade, among others. Presently, he finds himself writing -- he's also a Forbes contributor -- as well as consulting, doing board advisory work, and engaging in public speaking.
In our conversation, Horst addresses the difficulties marketers face in the present-day climate of fractiousness.
“This atmosphere is really the result of a perfect storm of a bunch of forces that are creating a really challenging environment for brands,” says Horst. “The country is deeply polarized across any number of spectrums. Whether it’s political, socioeconomic, urban/rural, conservative/liberal -- the middle has just fallen away. And along with that, there’s been this loss of trust.”
Highlights from this week’s “Marketing Today” podcast include:
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