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.
Virgin Media cancelled a planned ad shoot at the last minute over concerns about coronavirus and instead created a campaign to champion the spirit of the UK that it hopes will resonate because of the work it is doing behind the scenes.
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Calverley is taking on her first general management role after a 15-year career in marketing and has been tasked with securing a “sustainable and profitable future” for the sleep wellness company.
By embracing innovative technology and ideas, arts organisations are finding new ways to survive the lockdown and build engagement for the future.