This week mobile firms O2 and Three revealed two very different strategies in dealing with mobile ads. O2 believes that telecos have a right to play in the ad space, while Three plans to “revolutionise the mobile advertising experience” by trialling ad blocking.
Ad blocking is not just a publisher issue, according to head of media and futures at Diageo, Isabel Massey, who believes that marketers aren’t doing as much as other parts of the industry.
A Jack Wills ad showing various male and female models drinking in their underwear and posing on a bed has been banned by the ad regulator for being overtly sexualised and “inappropriate” for younger teenagers.
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 celebrating marketing effectiveness to learning from Boots’ CFO about how to strengthen the tie between marketing and finance, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
BT Sport head of marketing Ed Cracknell says strong creative work can still be produced on a budget, if marketers allow their agencies the time and freedom to create bold ideas.
Plans to expand staffing levels have now been recorded for three successive quarters, signalling progressively stronger conviction in employment growth expectations.
Coca-Cola had young participants take part in a digital diary during lockdown to gauge consumer habits and ensure marketing activations remained relevant.