Barely had we finished wiping the Halloween make-up of our faces then we were hit with the first wave of Christmas ads. But does the marketing actually start earlier every year and will that equate to a boost at the tills?
Marks & Spencer has taken a mobile-first approach to its Christmas ad campaign, upping digital spend to 25% for the first time ahead of what marketing boss Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne predicts will be the “biggest online Christmas ever”.
A year on from its acquisition of Thorntons, confectionery group Ferrero is prepping the brand’s first TV ad for seven years to support the relaunch of the chocolate retailer.
From the digital after-life to the growth of synthetic media, futurist Tracey Follows sets out the key trends that will shape the marketing industry over the next five years.
The School of Marketing is launching Mentoring Gen Z, which aims to connect young people with marketing leaders from brands including Boots and Direct Line in a bid to avert the “ticking timebomb” of youth unemployment.
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