To Regent Street in London, where I spent a fascinating 20 minutes in the Ferrari store on Saturday. It’s one of more than 30 stores and you can buy anything inside as long as it’s red and/ or features a prancing horse plastered across it. You name it, Ferrari has a version of it: mobile phones, moccasins, a laptop, skis, bathrobes, paperweights, bikes, hats, gamepad controllers and golf towels. It has got the lot.
Click here for the full interview Click here to read a Q+A with Andrew Mullins Two marketers in publishing put their questions to i MD Andrew Mullins. Reid Holland, marketing director of Hachette Filipacchi UK, asks: What’s the thinking around the price point for i and how will this translate to your digital plans for […]
Click here for the full interview Click here to read what other marketers have to say to Andrew Mullins Q&A with Andrew Mullins, MD of The Evening Standard, The Independent and i newspapers. Marketing Week (MW): You head up both The Independent and The Evening Standard so how do you manage both businesses? Andrew Mullins […]
Paying by cheque will officially be dead by 2018. Now credit cards could become defunct too. Nokia has placed contactless payment technology into its C7 handset, released last month. Until now the company hasn’t talked about the RFID chip in the phone. It isn’t mentioned anywhere, not on the packaging and not in the marketing […]
Mind the mult-channel gap: Tim Britton, chief executive of UK YouGov, talks about retail distribution
My caretaker manager stint overseeing the sales team continues to dominate my working week. It feels like a perfect storm as we strive to manage a cost price increase, agree annual joint business plans with our customers and cope without a permanent sales director. I am doing my best but feel slightly out of control, […]
Mark Ritson’s column on the need for brand managers to pay attention to brand tracking prompted a flurry of responses. Read the original column at http://mwlinks.co.uk/ markritsontracking and see comment extracts below Two sides of the trackYes, tracking is important but with budgets tight it can seem an unnecessary expense to commit to research that […]
There’s no doubt that customer reviews can add value to a brand’s website, and contribute to building a conversation with customers (MW last week). But to have a real conversation, you need to have something to say. And if you want the conversation to be meaningful, what you say has to be both useful and […]