Brands that want to use Zoella, PewDiePie or Alfie Deyes in their campaigns will need to read up on the ad rules as the Advertising Standards Authority and Committee of Advertising Practice launch new guidelines to explain how brands should act when partnering with vloggers.
May marked the 10th anniversary of YouTube’s public launch. The world’s biggest video platform has undoubtedly had a huge impact on marketing and the way brands create and share content but in order to remain number one over the next decade, it faces a number of challenges.
Brands’ use of social media has evolved from clumsy attempts to engage customers to slick content marketing, but as social networks push their advertising products brands must decide whether they need to invest to grow their reach.
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 celebrating marketing effectiveness to learning from Boots’ CFO about how to strengthen the tie between marketing and finance, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
BT Sport head of marketing Ed Cracknell says strong creative work can still be produced on a budget, if marketers allow their agencies the time and freedom to create bold ideas.
Plans to expand staffing levels have now been recorded for three successive quarters, signalling progressively stronger conviction in employment growth expectations.
Coca-Cola had young participants take part in a digital diary during lockdown to gauge consumer habits and ensure marketing activations remained relevant.