Time and again companies have proved unwilling to stick to their lofty purpose statements when it costs them money. For purpose to have any meaning, corporations need to put it before profit.
Distinctiveness and differentiation are both integral to brand success so there doesn’t need to be a trade-off between the two.
From titans of industry to serious misconduct investigations, this year high-profile founders lost their shine as employees and brands seized back control.
More than 20 CMOs and senior marketers have been chosen to join the EMEA Fellowship Programme, which prepares leading marketers for the transition to CEO.
Data analysts see data accuracy as a far bigger problem than marketers do, with manual processes causing brands to waste both budget and talent.
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Departing Purplebricks after just over a year as CMO, Carter will assume the newly-created role at Dunelm, reporting directly into CEO Nick Wilkinson.