21 min

Kalen Thornton of PepsiCo on cultural relevance as a brand, innovative marketing campaigns, and developing a holistic brand experience to serve a multifaceted consumer BRAVE COMMERCE

    • Marketing

Kalen Thornton, Chief Marketing Officer of Gatorade at PepsiCo, joins hosts Rachel Tipograph and Sarah Hofstetter to discuss marketing and product innovation. Kalen begins by explaining his atypical career, being a professional athlete and finance professional, and then applying those skills to his current work in marketing.
As a leader of the Gatorade brand, Kalen shares how his experience as a football player for the Dallas Cowboys has helped him build relationships with the athletes Gatorade works with. Speaking on Gatorade’s Fuel Tomorrow campaign, Kalen tells Rachel and Sarah how Gatorade focuses on giving back to underserved communities and future generations of athletes. Kalen then talks about how this initiative has strengthened the brand’s DTC efforts, stressing the importance of cultural relevance as the brand grows.
In closing, Kalen articulates the full sweep of products Gatorade offers in its portfolio, and how these products help serve a multifaceted consumer’s needs.
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Kalen Thornton, Chief Marketing Officer of Gatorade at PepsiCo, joins hosts Rachel Tipograph and Sarah Hofstetter to discuss marketing and product innovation. Kalen begins by explaining his atypical career, being a professional athlete and finance professional, and then applying those skills to his current work in marketing.
As a leader of the Gatorade brand, Kalen shares how his experience as a football player for the Dallas Cowboys has helped him build relationships with the athletes Gatorade works with. Speaking on Gatorade’s Fuel Tomorrow campaign, Kalen tells Rachel and Sarah how Gatorade focuses on giving back to underserved communities and future generations of athletes. Kalen then talks about how this initiative has strengthened the brand’s DTC efforts, stressing the importance of cultural relevance as the brand grows.
In closing, Kalen articulates the full sweep of products Gatorade offers in its portfolio, and how these products help serve a multifaceted consumer’s needs.
Subscribe to BRAVE COMMERCE on your favorite podcast platform!
You can listen and subscribe to all of Adweek’s podcasts by visiting adweek.com/podcasts.
Stay updated on all things Adweek Podcast Network by following us on Twitter: @adweekpodcasts.
Follow our hosts on Twitter: @RachelTipograph @PezMeister1
And if you have a question or suggestions for the show, send us an email at podcast@adweek.com.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21 min