Marketing Week can reveal that Pret has started a trial for a fine dining evening concept at its Strand-based shop in London, with the chain selling everything from beers to meat balls and changing its service from 6pm to 11pm to include menus, crockery and jazz music, in a bid to take night trade from bars and restaurants.
Restaurant chain Leon has increased its outlets by 50% over the past year and grown breakfast sales thanks to a carefully orchestrated campaign done on a minimal budget. In the second of Marketing Week’s shoestring marketing series, marketing manager Saskia Sidey explains how.
Benefit Cosmetics does not advertise or pay beauty bloggers yet it managed to increase market share to 38% in the premium mascara market thanks to a strategic partnership with Elle magazine and a video it produced for just £3,000.
Coca-Cola has revamped Coca-Cola and Diet Coke packs to bring them in line with the refreshed Coca-Cola Zero Sugar design, a continuation of its ‘One Brand’ strategy, which it describes as “integral” to its marketing approach.
M&S wants to show consumers how far it goes to ensure food is sourced ethically and responsibly, with its latest campaign based on insights gleaned from social media.
The retailer is launching Anyday, its “most affordable” own brand range of 2,400 products designed to undercut existing collections and attract a broader range of money conscious consumers.
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