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 Corona buying an island to Primark appointing its first chief customer officer, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Intel feels “bullish” about its future, CMO Karen Walker says, as it invests behind its brand to support its “massive growth trajectory”.
If brands really want to empower women they need to ride the ‘fempowerment’ wave with intention, not simply jump on the bandwagon.
Diet Coke is keen to emphasise its connection to fashion as it turns 40, with its Kate Moss partnerships designed to engage “loyal fans” and build equity in the brand.