With ISBA yesterday (28 April) announcing a new contract designed to create more transparency for advertisers negotiating with media agencies – the first time in more than a decade it has taken such a step – it appears that more and more marketers are losing faith in the controversial rebate model.
Brands need to tackle ad fraud and and take on difficult issues, says Unilever chief marketing and communications officer Keith Weed.
The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) has warned brands to be wary of investing too much in digital marketing until the ad tech industry takes action to combat the growing threat of ad fraud, which is expected to exceed $50bn by 2025.
The Covid crisis has flattened corporate hierarchies and bridged the generation gap between marketers with decades’ worth of experience and those just starting out, according to customer director Martin George.
Sports Direct’s brand health is at a low point after the pandemic, but CMO Beckie Stanion has a plan to turn around brand perceptions with large scale campaigns and a focus on sports accessibility.
After notching up a 21,500% annual increase in users, period care brand Yoppie puts the strength of its community firmly at the heart of its growth story.
The evolution of the CMO role means the relationship with the chief technology officer could be just as – if not more – important than the relationship with the sales director, says Bibby.