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, we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From Halfords issuing a profit warning to the gold standard in B2B brand building, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Few brands are growing their marketing teams, and all-female functions are rarer still. While PatPat’s lead marketer Ranu Coleman didn’t intend for it to be an all-female team, there have been some unexpected benefits.
Media buying is trending towards hyper-personalisation, but sometimes broader targeting through high-quality media will reach more potential customers.
As Mastercard marks 26 years partnering with the Brits, marketing boss Raja Rajamannar discusses consistency, sonic branding and why Generative AI requires serious thought.