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.
Mark Ritson shares 10 hacks for smaller businesses looking to make the most of their marketing budget.
From John Lewis setting its sights on local gains, to M&S connecting to 3 million customers a week via store-based social media channels, the promise of localism is living on long after lockdown.
More than 20 CMOs and senior marketers have been chosen to join the EMEA Fellowship Programme, which prepares leading marketers for the transition to CEO.
Data analysts see data accuracy as a far bigger problem than marketers do, with manual processes causing brands to waste both budget and talent.