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 I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From crowning Walkers’ ‘CrispIN or CrispOUT’ as April’s most effective ad campaign to exploring the resurgence of brand characters, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Analysts argue brands will have to be careful about where they place their products, as governing bodies and tournament holders may have to “bow down” to influential athletes who want to set a good example to the future generation.
Brands, agencies and media owners are all invited to put a team forward for the popular competitive event, which is raising money for Stand Up To Cancer.
With its ‘Make Good Things Happen’ brand platform, Morrisons is aiming to highlight the quality and sustainability of its fresh produce after its research showed consumers increasingly want to know how their food is sourced.