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.
Economist Grace Kite explains what econometric modelling is and how it can be used to “untangle” different sales drivers.
Isabel Graham takes on the head of marketing role in the UK and Ireland as former UK marketing boss, Marius Lang, leaves to become general manager for Lego Group in Benelux.
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Marketers are becoming increasingly disenfranchised by the lack of transparency in agency relationships, but there are steps that can be taken to help restore trust.