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.
The drinks giant is reallocating resources across the group “as part of mitigation measures” as the on-trade is hit by lockdowns.
With the UK in its third week in lockdown, marketers are still reacting to the coronavirus pandemic with budget cuts but also the launch of new campaigns.
Marketers are struggling to balance the pressures of working during the Covid-19 pandemic with having children at home, despite the majority feeling their employers are at least somewhat supportive.
Predictions of fundamental change after Covid-19 are driven by the biased perspectives of those making them – in reality, most things will go back to how they were.