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.
Every Friday afternoon, I look at the key stories of the week, offering my thoughts on what they mean for you and the industry. This week, it is all about brand strategy – from Tesco’s master brand approach to OS’s aim to boost mental availability. Here is my take.
From Mars’s rebranding of Uncle Ben’s to a shift in marketing for Confused.com and the rise of DTC brands, catch up on the most important marketing news from the week.
Marketing Week reveals the top 10 marketers in consumer goods, technology and luxury, part of our Top 100 Most Effective Marketers, sponsored by Salesforce.
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