Adidas upped its marketing spend by 31% in 2015 as it predicted a positive outlook for 2016, fuelled by its bid to drive ‘long-term brand desire’, and talked up the success of its shoe collaboration with rapper Kanye West.
With Adidas announcing that Kasper Rorsted, currently chief executive at German cleaning products maker Henkel, is set to join as CEO from October, the new boss will have plenty of challenges as he bids to restore the brand to its past glories.
Adidas is looking to establish an ‘influencer network’ to engage with its football consumers, one of a number of moves announced today as part of its new business plan which it hopes will see Adidas Football and Originals become top brands globally.
The online fitness giant’s first permanent store will dedicate less space to selling clothing apparel and more to customer experiences, as it builds out an “ecosystem of touchpoints”.
Kevin the Carrot and Ebanana Scrooge have driven Aldi to the top of the Christmas rankings this year, as the supermarket continues its effectiveness streak.
With the help of its famous 90s mascot, Hofmeister raised over £632,000 with its crowdfunding campaign to fund the brewer’s marketing plans over the next few years.
Marketing Week editor Russell Parsons asks leading B2B marketers to discuss how and why experience-focused B2B brands beat the competition.