Kraft Heinz is suffering from a number of self-inflicted wounds, from underinvestment in its brands to a failure to adapt its portfolio to modern tastes, leading to a parlous financial situation.
Classic ads and product placements continue to have a brand-building effect decades later, which is a benefit more marketers should pay attention to when commissioning creative.
Marketers would be far better off focusing on what definitely won’t change in 2019 and making a list of all the things they could do better than being distracted by hollow predictions.
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 Superdrug’s response to the cost of living crisis to how SMEs tackle long-term brand building, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
M&S Food has a “busy summer” of marketing ahead of it, says marketing director Sharry Cramond, as the grocer doubles down on delivering healthy food at low prices.
Price and promotion will be “key” to Superdrug’s marketing plans over the next year, with a focus on own brand products and improving its loyalty proposition.
From taking Green & Black’s to a new market after “savage” customer feedback, to the birth of Veggie Pret, Mark Palmer urges marketers to rethink positioning, premiumisation and innovation.