Consumer confidence levels have plunged into negative territory for the first time in 15 months, according to the latest GfK Consumer Confidence Index, as consumers make less major purchases and focus on saving money as Brexit concerns deepen.
Ad blocking is not just a publisher issue, according to head of media and futures at Diageo, Isabel Massey, who believes that marketers aren’t doing as much as other parts of the industry.
While marketers want to bring data and creativity closer together, most brands are not set up to ensure the most effective merging of the two, according to marketers from Spotify and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
From nurturing a fierce curiosity in customer behaviour, to becoming more agile and honing their digital skills, marketers must be prepared to upskill if they want to futureproof their careers in 2021 and beyond.
We may be in the middle of a third lockdown, which has undoubtedly set back the job market once more, but make sure you’re ready and well placed for future opportunities as they will arise.
Mark Ritson, Helen Edwards and CMOs from Nationwide and KFC confirmed for a new March event called The Bottom Line that will deliver insight into what marketers should spend their time and money on.
Former Costa Coffee CMO Sarah Barron has been appointed to lead the restructured team, filling the role which has been vacant since ex-McDonald’s marketer Emily Somers departed last March.