To create the mythical billion-dollar business, entrepreneur and investor Sherry Coutu recommends targeting ‘scale-ups’, not startups – companies with momentum where marketers have a key role.
Making the transition from disruptor to viable long-term business is not easy but in order to stand the test of time brands must continually evolve and take risks while staying true to the values that made them a success in the first place.
Unilever has acquired subscription shaving service Dollar Shave Club, but does the move signal it is embracing disruption or has it been forced into a deal by a nimbler company moving into its market?
Critics might scorn the fit but consumers care little about corporate ownership, and acquiring the Debenhams brand at a knockdown price helps Boohoo target more profitable customers.
The Advertising Association, ISBA and IPA are joining forces to assess the extent of the industry’s diversity and inclusion problem, with the results being used to devise a plan of action.
The broadcaster is on the hunt for a marketing director and communications director, both of whom will report into Channel 4 CMO Zaid Al-Qassab.
From digital-first customer journeys to pushing the electrification agenda, car marques such as BMW, Audi and Kia are switching strategies to ensure their marketing keeps pace with consumers.