From retail giants to the smaller players, Pinterest can be a haven for brands wanting to exploit its ‘visual discovery element’ but it must fend off other platforms looking to take a slice of the crowded digital ad market.
The fact consumers have fallen back in love with gin shows categories can evolve quickly, but it’s important to understand and respond to emerging trends as well as what people are interested in right now.
Having initially gone on a year-long sabbatical, Hugh Pile has now made the decision to take on a permanent role with his family’s business Blue Skies Holdings as it transitions to become a consumer-facing brand.
Lorraine Heggessey, who has led transformation at high profile media brands including the BBC, says good leadership is built on communication, because there is “no point having the best strategy in the world if nobody knows what it is”.
Warning of a ‘cultural cringe’ and sense of insecurity within marketing, Professor Byron Sharp is calling on marketers to stop the self-hatred and have more pride in their profession.
Rather than allowing themselves to be pigeonholed as the ‘colouring-in department’, marketers should demonstrate what they deliver for the business, argues Nationwide CMO Sara Bennison.
As marketers continue to be charged with driving faster growth on tighter budgets, businesses should not ignore the opportunity cost of failing to invest in their brand, warns Eve Sleep CEO Cheryl Calverley.