The Co-op Bank has been dogged by scandal in recent years but with the launch of its new ‘It’s Good To Be Different’ campaign and renewed focus on its identity, marketing director Alastair Pegg believes the brand will now stand apart from competitors for the right reasons.
Festival of Marketing 2015: Anthony Thomson, who is set to disrupt the banking sector when he launches mobile-only Atom Bank later this year, says he “fundamentally disagrees” with the fact that most businesses’ main purpose is to make money.
John Lewis has dubbed 2015 the year of the ‘master shopper’ – a phrase it has coined for a new type of consumer that sees shopping as a leisure pursuit and knows how to use stores, the internet and mobile devices to get the best deal at their own convenience.
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 marketers championing their true purpose to the return of KFC’s ‘Finger lickin’ good’ strapline, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Neuroscience shows how brands use (and misuse) stories when trying to connect with consumers.
The travel accommodation business cut sales and marketing spend by 28% to $229m over the first quarter of 2021, “primarily” a result of slashing performance marketing investment.
Being consumed by ‘work about work’ is leading to heightened burnout and imposter syndrome among marketers, but new research from Asana sheds light on a way out.