HSBC – Foresight agenda.

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HSBC is one of the world’s largest banks serving 47 million customers operating in 71 countries around the world. The Global Banking team provides financial services and products to corporates, governments and institutional clients. As part of its client communications, the bank has created its Foresight Agenda which aims to create thought leadership-led marketing focusing on how innovation is changing the business landscape.

Strategy and execution

The campaign is focussed on the factors shaping business decision-making in light of the rapid changes taking place in technology and innovation. We sought to position HSBC as an authoritative voice by encouraging discussion among business leaders – both large-scale incumbents and new market entrants – to better understand how the changing value chain will impact firms over the long-term.


The campaign produced a range of web content including video and PDFs for Global Banking marketing channels. The campaign also generated a short marketing brochure highlighting some of the key business challenges in light of innovation. This was rolled out at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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Aimee Peters, Head of Marketing, HSBC Global Banking

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