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.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From the government’s call to cut marketing in order to slash prices, to the business case for D&I, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
The regulator is “scoping a range of options”, as it looks to balance the interests of viewers with the need to help UK broadcasters compete with the likes of Netflix and Disney+.
Entertaining consumers with advertising is “really important” for effectiveness at Direct Line, the brand’s head of marketing says as the insurer launches the latest ad under its award-winning ‘We’re On It’ platform.
Despite going live with campaigns on the same day, marketing boss Simon Groves insists Virgin Media O2 is on a mission to differentiate between the two “distinct” brands.