YouTube’s newly appointed global director of diversity believes brands need to “switch it up” but not move too far away from the reality of the role the consumer plays.
Channel 4 says brands that include a more diverse range of people in their advertising will see a sales uplift, citing Mars’s commercial success after winning its Superhumans Wanted competition.
L’Oréal Paris is featuring a man in a mass market cosmetics ad for the first time, as it looks to broaden its appeal and become part of consumers’ daily lives.
The success of retail experiences can’t be judged purely on the number of sales made, says Samsung UK’s marketing and omnichannel director Annika Bizon.
Some 75 head office employees have been made redundant, with the full impact on the marketing team yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, the company has said it has no plans to roll back prices or increase promotions this year.
Pan-partnership customer director Charlotte Lock will take over responsibility for John Lewis’s customer activity, a year on from joining the business.