A lot has changed since Marketing Week was first published in 1978, but the search for differentiation, the need to understand customers and the battle for brand supremacy will always be marketers’ key challenges.
Marketers are forever being asked to achieve more with less so how can brands cut the budget without cutting corners when it comes to research?
The way companies structure their brands gets little attention but is of huge importance, as three high-profile stories have reminded us this week.
Critics might scorn the fit but consumers care little about corporate ownership, and acquiring the Debenhams brand at a knockdown price helps Boohoo target more profitable customers.
The Advertising Association, ISBA and IPA are joining forces to assess the extent of the industry’s diversity and inclusion problem, with the results being used to devise a plan of action.
The broadcaster is on the hunt for a marketing director and communications director, both of whom will report into Channel 4 CMO Zaid Al-Qassab.
From digital-first customer journeys to pushing the electrification agenda, car marques such as BMW, Audi and Kia are switching strategies to ensure their marketing keeps pace with consumers.