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.
The tech giant’s UK CMO Paul Bolt believes future success will be gained by staying “humble” and remaining optimistic about the challenges of a post-pandemic world.
PepsiCo may have cut its marketing spend during the coronavirus crisis, but it believes that has led it to “become better” at marketing as it focuses more on activities that generate higher ROI.
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The pandemic appears to have sparked a shift to short-termism, despite the evidence for the effectiveness of a long-term strategy. B2B marketers need to focus on the right metrics to strike a balance as we look to the recovery.