Diageo CMO Syl Saller named among top marketers of the year. Easy when you have $2 billion to spend on alcohol—without mentioning alcohol.

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The Drum

The WFA & The Drum have partnered to find the 2019 Global Marketer of the Year. The final six





, Richa Goswami – 



 and Marc Pritchard –

Minister Simon Harris criticises drinks industry funded Drinkaware.ie for having a role in school alcohol awareness programmes

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Irish Minister for Health

said: “It’s completely and utterly bizarre that you’d have a body funded by the drinks industry educating our kids about the dangers of alcohol.”

Harris criticises drinks industry role in educating schoolchildren about alcohol
New HSE resource aims to improve pupils’ knowledge about risks of alcohol and drugs

Global Drinks Company head salesmen

Carlos Brito, Chief Executive, AB InBev

Ceet ‘t Hart, Chief Executive, Carlsberg Group

Alexandre Ricard, Chief Executive, Pernod Ricard

Naoki Izumiya, Chief Executive, Asahi Group

Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive, Diageo

Mike Dolan, Chief Executive, Bacardi Limited

Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer,Chief Executive, HEINEKEN

Matt Shattock, Chief Executive, Beam Suntory

Yoshinori Isozaki, Chief Executive, Kirin Holdings Company

Paul Varga, Chief Executive, Brown-Forman

Mark Hunter, Chief Executive, Molson Coors

Sep 18

HEINEKEN CEO joins forces to set robust responsibility standards for digital marketing. Read more here: