With just over a week to go until the big day, Aldi has so far produced the most effective Christmas campaign as M&S sees a late surge in consumer buzz.
Joel Benenson is the only pollster to help win three US presidential elections for Democrat candidates, first with Bill Clinton then twice with Barack Obama, and he hopes to win a fourth with Hillary Clinton in 2016. He tells Marketing Week how both brands and politicians can tap into the ‘hidden architecture’ of public opinion.
In part two of Marketing Week’s round-up of the biggest marketing trends from 2015, we look back at creative programmatic, the rise of virtual reality and reactive marketing campaigns such as Aldi’s John Lewis spoof.
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 learning to speak up as a junior marketer to IAG Cargo’s transformation, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
From Coca-Cola dialling down its Olympics activations and Unilever trying to calm the row surrounding Ben & Jerry’s, to the shortlist being revealed for the Marketing Week Masters awards, catch up on this week’s biggest marketing news.
Bringing econometrics fully in-house can work for some brands, but finding a balance between external expertise and internal knowledge works best at insurer Aviva.
The new ‘Not your mother’s Tiffany’ campaign has angered the brand’s older customers, but this is new owner LVMH’s tried and tested formula for refreshing tired fashion labels for new consumers.