Google’s shock move yesterday (11 August) to separate its internet operations from its research divisions as part of an overhaul that will form new parent company Alphabet could “attract infringement action” from BMW.
Google’s massive reorganisation to make it a subsidiary of a new company called Alphabet brings its focus on its ad business into sharp relief, as well as providing it with the means to innovate, take risks and keep investing in blue-sky technology.
Periscope, the live video streaming app, has signed up more than 10 million users since it launched in March but says, despite its scale, that it has no plans to launch any marketing campaigns or to start thinking about how it will monetise the service anytime soon.
While some companies are making cuts to marketing spend given the current economic situation, dessert brand Gü is upping investment as it looks to strengthen its brand.
Tony’s Chocolonely describes its product as its “biggest marketing tool”, but having now established its brand it is now looking to scale, with plans to start investing in paid media soon.
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