As brands cut ties with tennis star Maria Sharapova after failing a drugs test and Public Health England launches its first new brand in eight years, here are some of this week’s biggest marketing stories.
Consumers increasingly want organisations to demonstrate a purpose beyond profit and prove a business commitment to making the world a better place, but it requires more than a snappy slogan, with brands needing to set out their objectives and prove they are in it for the long term.
As the public becomes more health conscious and plans for a ‘sugar tax’ remain firmly on the table, big brands such as Coca-Cola, Britvic and Innocent are determined to respond to consumer needs – and are more vocal than ever.
From Disney launching a health-focused campaign to Sport England inspiring 2.8 million women to get active, it has been a busy week in the world of Marketing. Catch up on the biggest news in the marketing industry over the last seven days.