Global commerce is a more accessible and attractive opportunity than ever for both big and small companies thanks to online sales channels, but ham-fisted translations and a failure to adapt to local markets can ruin reputations and lose brands substantial business.
Picturehouse’s group marketing director Sara Frain explains why the brand is adopting innovative technology, why it sells more wine than popcorn and how the group aims to keep the film-going experience exciting as it opens in London’s Trocadero
Brands that can win over young dads this Father’s Day will find that they are optimistic about the economy, making them more receptive to brands’ advances, and happier to recommend them to others, meaning word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool
Organic supermarket chain Whole Foods is diversifying. Last week, it announced that alongside its existing 400 Whole Foods locations it was launching a new chain of branded stores in the US under the brand name ‘365’.
Lidl is calling on consumers to abandon popular FMCG brands, such as Cathedral City, Ocean Spray and Monster Munch, for its ‘better quality’ own-label goods as marketing director Arnd Pickhardt calls out rivals’ marketing for a lack of differentiation.
The EasyJet CEO advises marketers to think carefully about what innovation really means to both their customers and their business, as well as consider how they can use digital transformation to create a personalised experience.
Retailers including John Lewis, Ryman, Debenhams, Iceland and New Look have signed up to the scheme, which is supported by charity RetailTRUST and designed to improve long-term financial management and therefore employee wellbeing.