Ann Lewnes has an impressive career. Before joining Adobe, Ann spent 20 years building the brand, Intel. At Intel she learned how to make a semiconductor chip manufacturer into a consumer brand. As Adobe’s CMO and EVP she has pioneered and embraced the shift to digital advertising by deploying a comprehensive set of digital marketing solutions, establishing an insight-driven culture, and setting a template for marketing’s strategic impact on business.
Ann has also been inducted into the American Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame, named one of the most innovative and influential CMOs by Business Insider and Forbes, and recognized on AdWeek 50, and many more accolades. Ann also serves on the boards of the toy company Mattel.
In this conversation recorded from Cannes Lions, Jim talks to Ann about how she helped Adobe find its purpose and how Adobe is now synonymous with the word “creative.”