Ep. 501 – How Gen Z is Different and why you Should Care With Joanna Lepore, Global Foresight Associate Director of North America at Mars

My guest today is Joanna Lepore, Global Foresight Associate Director of North America of Mars Wrigley. Mars is an American, family-owned, multinational manufacturer of all the things that we love, including pet food, some fantastic candy, and other food products and a provider of animal care services. 

With over $33 billion in annual revenue, it is ranked as the sixth largest privately held company in the United States by Forbes. 

Prior to joining Mars, Joanna served as a senior brand manager at General Mills, senior brand manager of Innovation at Devondale Murray Goulburn, and the healthcare product manager at SCA. 

Find Joanna Online:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannalepore/ 

Website: https://www.mars.com/ 

Find Jamin Online:

Email: jamin@happymr.com 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jaminbrazil

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jaminbrazil 

Find Us Online: 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/happymrxp 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/happymarketresearch 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/happymrxp 

Website: www.happymr.com 

Music: 

“Clap Along” by Auditionauti: https://audionautix.com 

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