This week’s deal might have created the UK’s biggest supermarket group, but questions remain over how the two businesses will work together when they have such distinctive brand propositions.
The deal between the UK’s second and third biggest supermarkets gives the combined entity about 31% of the supermarket sector, ahead of current market leader Tesco.
Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe believes that just because the two brands will be owned by the same company, that doesn’t mean they can’t co-exist.
Coke believes its brands should prove they are worth their price, as the beverage giant promises to “improve” the quality of its marketing investment by taking a more targeted approach.
Following today’s budget announcement, which unveiled skills funding, business rates relief and changes to alcohol duties, the DMA, MRS and AA are calling on the government to better support industry-led training programmes.
By associating your brand with choice and offering rewards instead of discounts, marketers can build high-value, long-term relationships with customers.
With audiences now returning to cinema in their millions, global cinema advertising association SAWA has launched a campaign to promote the effectiveness of the medium, backed by UK cinema bodies DCM and Pearl & Dean.