Marketers consistently overestimate how much of their budget they will spend on social media as they struggle to integrate it with the rest of their strategy or prove ROI.
Reckitt Benckiser has big plans for 2017, including new product ranges and campaigns from its Durex and Scholl brands, a shift to zero-based budgeting and adapting to the new pressures of the retail environment.
New Marks & Spencer boss Steve Rowe used his first formal set of results to lay out a five point strategy that he hopes will revive the brand by appealing to ‘Mrs M&S’ but also to those customers that shop infrequently at its stores.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From the downside of focusing on ROI to Tesco’s assertion that marketing is “mission critical”, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
As we come out of lockdown, solid foundations and a clear brand strategy are vital to guide short-term tactics and ensure long-term shareholder value, former group marketing director at Royal Mail.
Michelle McEttrick is leaving the supermarket after six years having played a “key role” in the turnaround of the Tesco brand.
Marketers are feeling optimistic about employment prospects as the UK’s lockdown restrictions ease, following a year marred by redundancies and furlough.