JD Sports has signed a partnership agreement with the Academy Music Group, owner of venues including the Brixton and Islington Carling Academies, that will provide JD Sports with content for in-store promotions and give the retailer branding in the venues.
The move will see Uncle Ben’s rebranded as Ben’s Original and the imagery of a black man in a bow tie removed from its packaging and marketing.
Senior marketers explain how they’re addressing the rising significance of real-time personalised consumer interactions, since it has shot up the list of priorities and challenges during the coronavirus lockdown
Marketers are often guilty of focusing on superficial innovations – they should be at the heart of efforts to develop totally different digital business models.
OS is synonymous with orienteering, bobble hats and mountains, but hopes a transformation that includes a new brand purpose and switch from a focus on products to customers will help improve brand equity and grow the business.