Modern FMCG brands that run purpose-driven campaigns must surely all tip their hats in the direction of Dove.
CEO Alan Jope stressed Ben & Jerry’s decision to pull out of territories in Israel was made by the brand’s independent board and that Unilever remains “fully committed” to its business in Israel, as the FMCG giant recorded turnover of €25.8bn (£22.3bn) for H1.
The FMCG giant will stop using the word ‘normal’ to describe hair and skincare products and has banned the use of excessive digital editing as it looks to “do more good, not just less harm”.
Dove admits it has made mistakes as it looks to promote diversity, but says that given 70% of women don’t feel represented in advertising it is an issue more brands must tackle.
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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.