No company before Facebook has had so many users while being so disliked, but the risk of moving Instagram to the same platform is one Mark Zuckerberg seems willing to take to keep control and integrate the brands’ data.
Despite a wave of growing pains, Facebook’s revenues and users are still rising fast. But 15 years after it was founded, Facebook needs to prove it can be more than just an ad revenue machine and that it has earned its place in the digital media landscape.
Facebook’s vice-president for EMEA tells Marketing Week how she coped when diagnosed with cancer, why more needs to be done to help women reach leadership positions and what Facebook needs to do to restore trust in its brand.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From Corona buying an island to Primark appointing its first chief customer officer, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Intel feels “bullish” about its future, CMO Karen Walker says, as it invests behind its brand to support its “massive growth trajectory”.
If brands really want to empower women they need to ride the ‘fempowerment’ wave with intention, not simply jump on the bandwagon.
Diet Coke is keen to emphasise its connection to fashion as it turns 40, with its Kate Moss partnerships designed to engage “loyal fans” and build equity in the brand.