Nike is threatening to pull out of its &£303m deal with Manchester United unless the team improves its performance on the pitch. The deal is supposed to run for 13 years from 2002, but Nike has a break clause, which it can exercise at the end of the 2007-2008 season.
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.
From celebrating fans’ attempts to recreate their favourite fried chicken at home, to pausing its ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ slogan for the benefit of national health, it’s been a stellar 12 months for KFC.
Despite the explosion in digital content consumption and associated data, it’s becoming harder to measure campaign performance across channels in the digital age. Marketers need to compensate by combining data sets and reskilling themselves in techniques such as copy testing.