Allplants’ marketing boss on swapping big brands for the ‘wild’ ride of startup life
After leaving the corporate world and big names like Unilever and Coca-Cola for roles at Sipsmith and Allplants, Shelley Macintyre likes to work with businesses at the inflection point when scrappy startups become brand-focused scale-ups.
Attracted by the chance to tackle a “thorny consumer issue”, former DFS CMO Toni Wood has swapped sofas for the startup world as she looks to inject some brand building expertise into ecommerce site Ufurnish.
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 the UK brands’ stalling growth to Next’s CEO’s assertion that marketing spend is ‘not a decision made in the boardroom’, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
By investing in media beyond Facebook and Instagram, shifting its messaging and moving towards integrated campaigns, Oddbox was able to boost brand awareness and salience, and achieve its best month for customer acquisition.
With so few people aged over 50 working in marketing, is it any wonder those in their later years – and particularly women – feel underrepresented in advertising? Marketers need to double down on audience research to truly understand this vast demographic.