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The 140-second ad, which tells the story of Elton John’s life after he received a piano for Christmas, marks a change in creative direction for the retailer although keeps its festive positioning focused on thoughtful giving.
From dancing turkeys and baubles, to fairy lights and a plug, Sainsbury’s is hoping its theatrical festive ad will inspire the nation to ‘give all we’ve got for the ones we love’.
Critics might scorn the fit but consumers care little about corporate ownership, and acquiring the Debenhams brand at a knockdown price helps Boohoo target more profitable customers.
The Advertising Association, ISBA and IPA are joining forces to assess the extent of the industry’s diversity and inclusion problem, with the results being used to devise a plan of action.
The broadcaster is on the hunt for a marketing director and communications director, both of whom will report into Channel 4 CMO Zaid Al-Qassab.
From digital-first customer journeys to pushing the electrification agenda, car marques such as BMW, Audi and Kia are switching strategies to ensure their marketing keeps pace with consumers.