Fearless, savvy and ambitious, Chinese brands are shrugging off the critics and taking on the European market in a bid to become household names.
City Football Group (CFG), the parent company of Manchester City FC and three other clubs globally, last month announced a major technology deal with cloud software firm SAP. Marketing Week’s Jonathan Bacon attended the announcement at the City Football Academy in Manchester to hear how technology will underpin CFG’s ‘family of clubs’ business model and its future fan engagement activities.
Since its 2008 takeover by Abu Dhabi investors, Manchester City has established itself not only as one of English football’s most successful clubs but also its most exciting brand, forming a unique ‘family of clubs’ to reach new fans around the world.
Confident brand safety will not be an issue on its platform, Reddit is branching out to the UK in a bid to serve its second biggest market.
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Confusion over the twin functions of digital advertising could lead marketers into flawed decision making, especially when ads used to signpost customer journeys are treated as if they can generate demand.
Every Friday afternoon, I look at the key stories of the week, offering my thoughts on what they mean for you and the industry. This week, it is all about brand strategy – from Tesco’s master brand approach to OS’s aim to boost mental availability. Here is my take.