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.
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 the persistent pay discrepancies in marketing to McDonald’s crediting its “marketing machine” , it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Travel brands need to think carefully about how and when they spend their marketing budgets and launch discounts, as British holidaymakers look to save their cash.
Reflecting the obsession with stats in sport, BT Sport dug deep into the data behind the online abuse epidemic to start a nationwide conversation about the scale of unseen hate.
There are many intersecting causes for marketing’s gender pay gap – and the fact it has got worse – but failure to address it now will only exacerbate the issue.