The FMCG giant’s Q2 results are down year on year but Polman says innovation, investing in premium business and direct to consumer are all factors in why the company is “on track”.
If this year’s Cannes Lions festival is anything to go by then brand purpose is still high on the agenda. Marketers, however, would be better off focusing on something less utopian – differentiation.
Lush has only alienated consumers with its poorly judged #Spycops campaign, which has nothing to do with the brand as well as being of no benefit to society.
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 the downside of focusing on ROI to Tesco’s assertion that marketing is “mission critical”, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
As we come out of lockdown, solid foundations and a clear brand strategy are vital to guide short-term tactics and ensure long-term shareholder value, former group marketing director at Royal Mail.
Michelle McEttrick is leaving the supermarket after six years having played a “key role” in the turnaround of the Tesco brand.
Marketers are feeling optimistic about employment prospects as the UK’s lockdown restrictions ease, following a year marred by redundancies and furlough.