Cannes Lions 2018: Marketing still matters in a world of mass disruption, says P&G’s chief brand officer, it just means working smarter, cutting out waste and becoming more equal.
To maximise both revenues and savings, Sainsbury’s and Asda’s merger must get brand architecture right, unifying operations while keeping the brands distinct.
A lot has changed since Marketing Week was first published in 1978, but the search for differentiation, the need to understand customers and the battle for brand supremacy will always be marketers’ key challenges.
At the end of every week, I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From the UK brands’ stalling growth to Next’s CEO’s assertion that marketing spend is ‘not a decision made in the boardroom’, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
By investing in media beyond Facebook and Instagram, shifting its messaging and moving towards integrated campaigns, Oddbox was able to boost brand awareness and salience, and achieve its best month for customer acquisition.
With so few people aged over 50 working in marketing, is it any wonder those in their later years – and particularly women – feel underrepresented in advertising? Marketers need to double down on audience research to truly understand this vast demographic.
Having boosted awareness, education is the necessary next step towards moving consumers down the funnel towards purchase intent, says marketing director Alex Pickering.