It is every marketer's worst nightmare for a brand under their stewardship to overnight be associated with something horribly negative. Sharing your brand name with the virus that caused a global pandemic, for example, is not something any marketer could anticipate or plan for.
Brands from Marmite to Peloton have shown negative publicity is beneficial if it doesn’t undermine your core image, which is why Corona will be fine but Burger King is heading for trouble.
Heineken’s beer director talks to Marketing Week about the trends the industry needs to pay closer attention to if it is to drive future growth, as he reflects on the launch of Birra Moretti’s first global campaign.
Stella Artois is hoping to capitalise on the surge in consumer demand for trusted brands with the temporary return of its classic ‘Reassuringly Expensive’ tagline, as it celebrates the reopening of UK pubs.
Procter & Gamble promises to maintain its investment in “brands that are winning” following the departure of CEO David Taylor, who credits innovation and superior brand communications for driving a 7% boost to net sales.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From helping employees avoid burnout to Diageo hailing marketing a “big driver” of the company’s performance, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
From Diageo’s focus on marketing effectiveness paying off to EasyGroup adding yet more brands to its stable, catch up on this week’s biggest marketing news.
Machine learning technology will power a revolution in advertising targeting and measurement that will allow brands to reach audiences while respecting privacy.