After ten years of aggressive acquisitions, Pernod Ricard’s bloated size weighed on revenue growth in 2013. Armed with a three-pronged approach aimed at “simplifying, prioritising and mutualising” operations, the business is reconnecting its brand and market marketing teams to win customers “in the last three feet” of the sale.
The ice bucket challenge has been almost impossible to miss for anyone on Facebook or Twitter with millions of people throwing buckets of water over their head and donating money to charities including Macmillan and the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MDNA). Both have seen a big increase in donations, but is there a longer term benefit of these viral campaigns?
The launch of Lidl’s first brand campaign is a statement of intent, proof that it wants to be seen as a major force in the grocery space not just a discounter.