Barclaycard now handles 85% of its creative work in-house, which has given the business more ownership of the brand while reducing costs but it has also increased accountability.
The way companies structure their brands gets little attention but is of huge importance, as three high-profile stories have reminded us this week.
Classic ads and product placements continue to have a brand-building effect decades later, which is a benefit more marketers should pay attention to when commissioning creative.
The new marketing boss will also oversee product, category and corporate sales teams, as former marketing director Chris Carter takes on a group strategy role.
More than half of marketers are considering switching roles in 2023, while almost a third have been in their current positions for less than a year.
The alcoholic drinks giant halved the cost of digital ad views in the six months to 31 December, as it ramped up its global marketing investment by 6.8%.
With 80% of marketers saying flexible/hybrid working is a key job characteristic, brands are still grappling with how to optimise the blend between home and office.