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.
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 the downside of focusing on ROI to Tesco’s assertion that marketing is “mission critical”, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
As we come out of lockdown, solid foundations and a clear brand strategy are vital to guide short-term tactics and ensure long-term shareholder value, former group marketing director at Royal Mail.
Michelle McEttrick is leaving the supermarket after six years having played a “key role” in the turnaround of the Tesco brand.
Marketers are feeling optimistic about employment prospects as the UK’s lockdown restrictions ease, following a year marred by redundancies and furlough.