Using a farm-to-table mindset, Hershey started with the planning process. "Everything begins and ends with a brief. At the agency, we looked at the brief but it could be misinterpreted. Brief and activation were areas I decided to impact," she said.
"We are living, walking and breathing an audience-first strategy and not a campaign-first strategy. Each moment of truth is an area where we had to win and understand our consumer. We functionally aligned ourselves in siloes. But if you have one focus, you don't have full visibility in the full funnel. All roads lead to the consumer."
Hershey's new planning process goes from audience insight to the brief to the strategy to activation, and, finally, to measurement.