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 learning to speak up as a junior marketer to IAG Cargo’s transformation, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
From Coca-Cola dialling down its Olympics activations and Unilever trying to calm the row surrounding Ben & Jerry’s, to the shortlist being revealed for the Marketing Week Masters awards, catch up on this week’s biggest marketing news.
Bringing econometrics fully in-house can work for some brands, but finding a balance between external expertise and internal knowledge works best at insurer Aviva.
The new ‘Not your mother’s Tiffany’ campaign has angered the brand’s older customers, but this is new owner LVMH’s tried and tested formula for refreshing tired fashion labels for new consumers.