The beer industry is increasingly promoting moderate drinking and lower alcohol beer in a bid to boost loyalty and prove that it is living up to its pledge to improve responsible drinking.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was back in Las Vegas and bigger than ever this month. Some 200,000 attendees descended on the 2.5 million square feet of trade show space to find out about the latest tech innovations. For those marketers that weren’t there, here are the key takeaways.
The Consumer Electronics Show is ostensibly a tech conference and a future-gazing one at that. A lot of the innovation on show won’t actually be in the hands of consumers for years, if ever. Yet a growing number of marketers from non-tech brands such as Unilever, New Balance and L’Oreal are in attendance.
According to McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempcziski, the fast food chain’s global loyalty scheme has been the “single biggest driver of digital adoption” and is on its way to becoming the world’s largest loyalty programme.
ISBA’s director of agency services believes pitches have become “more frequent, more complex and more costly”, to the detriment of both advertisers and their agencies.
A renewed look at talent is “vital” for the future success of the industry as brands, agencies and media owners “struggle” to attract and retain staff, says AA president and Tesco chief customer officer Alessandra Bellini.
Diageo increased marketing investment by 27% in the six months to the end of last year, ahead of sales growth, as it looks to build the business for the future.