The merger of Wunderman and JWT into Wunderman Thompson shows the key challenge of consolidating agencies: while necessary, it’s complicated by their commoditisation and lack of differentiation.
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.
As Gary Vaynerchuk continues to dominate much of the debate on marketing around the globe, our branding columnist suggests he is wrong – repeatedly – about the respective value of TV and social media.
If you have had success with a campaign it is tempting to over-analyse and post-rationalise. Don’t. Just move on and get some perspective.
Making a start in user testing? Econsultancy offers an overview to help marketers understand the discipline.
There is a growing sense that reaching giant audiences to build brands in the decade ahead is going to be more difficult.
The £7m partnership that saw National Trust properties host Cadbury-branded Easter egg hunts is ending as both companies shift the focus of their marketing activities around Easter.