The Secrets of Cult Brands


Spike Jones


Alissa Lieppman


Jeff Taylor


Ali Weiss


It sounds like an almost impossible dream for a marketer: build a brand consumers don’t just care about, but instead one they religiously advocate for. We’ll look at how industry-disrupting brands like Glossier, NFL, and Instagram achieve cult-brand status by giving their customers something to believe in that goes beyond the product they’re selling. How do you turn fondness into die-hard loyalty? How do these brands think about their customers, their competition—and themselves?

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate