When Cristina Diezhandino took over as Diageo’s CMO last summer she saw it as an opportunity to rethink “the future of marketing” and introduce six pillars to rally the drinks giant’s 1,200-strong team.
Marketers at the top of their game possess 10 key traits, according Mark Ritson, from the willingness to trangress, an affinity with simplicity and an understanding that strategy means sacrifice.
Focus groups are “incredibly unhelpful” in the market research mix, according to Santander UK chief customer and analytics officer Saj Arshad, who believes new methodologies are proving to be more effective.
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 crowning Walkers’ ‘CrispIN or CrispOUT’ as April’s most effective ad campaign to exploring the resurgence of brand characters, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Analysts argue brands will have to be careful about where they place their products, as governing bodies and tournament holders may have to “bow down” to influential athletes who want to set a good example to the future generation.
Brands, agencies and media owners are all invited to put a team forward for the popular competitive event, which is raising money for Stand Up To Cancer.
With its ‘Make Good Things Happen’ brand platform, Morrisons is aiming to highlight the quality and sustainability of its fresh produce after its research showed consumers increasingly want to know how their food is sourced.