Marketers want a positive, do-good brand purpose but if they do harm before doing good, all integrity will be lost and brand purpose will go straight out the window.
Channel 4’s research claiming consumers want purpose-driven ads is the latest flimsy attempt to bolster a morally bankrupt concept that simply covers over corporate indiscretions.
Many retailers moved away from the big brand campaigns in favour of product-focused ads this Christmas but as retailers reveal their festive performance there are signs this may not always have been the right strategy to take.
From Lego’s first global marketing campaign in three decades to O2’s England Rugby push and Next opting for targeting over mass reach, catch up on all this week’s biggest marketing news.
Marketing Week reveals the top 10 marketers in regulated industry sectors, part of our Top 100 Most Effective Marketers project.
In this edition of Marketing Week Explores, we discuss how to solve marketing’s declining reputation and the media models promising to save publishing.
As the sport welcomes a host of new fans, it creates an opportunity for brands looking to tap into the buzz around the Rugby World Cup in Japan.