Marks & Spencer is looking to make sure its brand is sending customers the same message whether they shop in-store or online or sees its advertising on TV or mobile as it puts its ad account up for pitch.
Marks & Spencer’s global customer director Nathan Ansell admits that when he first joined the retailer in 2011 there was ‘something wrong’ in its marketing department. He says that a focus on strategy and brand positioning have helped food sales grow for the past 26 quarters, with M&S looking to replicate its food success in GM.
With Marks and Spencer’s chief executive Marc Bolland announcing his surprise departure from the high street retailer today (7 January), here are three ways new boss Steve Rowe can reinvigorate brand perception and get fashion growing again.
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.