Snapchat’s vice-president of content Nick Bell is trying to banish the misconception that the vast majority of its audience are teenagers, claiming two-thirds are over 18 and 50% of new daily users are aged over 25.
While brands and agencies love to celebrate their successes, there are certain issues such as an over-reliance on data and a siloed approach to work that too many marketers are avoiding talking about according to top marketers from Sainsbury’s, Unilever and Travelex.
The chief executive of social dating app Tinder believes innovation in brands comes from people “who are not experts in their field” and being naïve can help leaders be more creative.
At the end of every week I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From P&G’s improvement in marketing effectiveness to the rise in investment for market research, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
While more than a third of marketers expect to see new hires over the next three months, expansion plans have begun to tail off since hitting a peak last year.
Targeting some “fairly lofty growth aspirations” in 2022, Volvo plans to use its “marketing machine” to attract a new generation of customers.
Rising inflation and energy price increases have dampened consumers’ confidence in January, but marketers are warned to “hold firm”.