Divine Chocolate’s marketing has undergone a step change as it realises the importance of brand in communicating its “complicated proposition”, where it needs to talk about not just the taste of its chocolate but its unique ownership model.
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.
The P&G-owned brand has seen consumer perceptions in the UK plummet in the wake of the ad, which has been both criticised and applauded for its attempt to tackle toxic masculinity.
Virgin Media cancelled a planned ad shoot at the last minute over concerns about coronavirus and instead created a campaign to champion the spirit of the UK that it hopes will resonate because of the work it is doing behind the scenes.
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Calverley is taking on her first general management role after a 15-year career in marketing and has been tasked with securing a “sustainable and profitable future” for the sleep wellness company.
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