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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’.
Has digital acceleration come at a cost to long-term brand-building – and will brands and consumers revert to old patterns post-Covid? Marketers at the latest Marketing Week and Salesforce roundtable debated the balance of strategic planning versus lean agility.
Virgin Atlantic filing for chapter 15 bankruptcy protection might signal a turning point in how we travel – and how airline brands make money.
Downloading and listening to a branded podcast can be a sign of real consumer commitment. A mixture of engaging content and the right talent is helping brands attract attention.
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