From brands getting to grips with ecommerce and personalisation in podcasts, to growing interest in advertising-funded video-on-demand, Marketing Week predicts the media trends that will take shape this year.
Brands must make plans, and contingency plans, to ensure they are ready for Brexit and in a position to act on whatever sequence of events actually comes about.
Brands often talk about being customer-centric but in reality, most businesses are still not set up with customers at their core. Simply installing a chief customer officer and hoping the rest will fall into place will not cut it in 2019.
General Mills, owner of Häagen-Dazs, Old El Paso and Yoplait, is increasing investment in digital and data and it steps up efforts to go direct-to-consumer.
Those questioning the updates to Heinz’s slogan and the British Rail logo miss the salience the brands will gain – but there are rules for playing with brand codes effectively.
The advertising watchdog is taking a stronger position against brands that make misleading claims about their environmental impact and has promised to “go further” to tackle the issue.
Feeling nervous is a good thing as it means marketers are striving to do their best work, while still having the confidence of their convictions, says Marks & Spencer Food marketing director Sharry Cramond.