Bartle Bogle Hegarty has come up with its own version of an equal opportunities policy by creating ads that are equally good, indeed remarkably similar, to those of rival ad agencies. Alon Hochdorf, the Saatchi & Saatchi account director for Castlemaine XXXX, was straight on the blower to the Diary after seeing the new BBH poster ads for Whitbread’s Boddington’s Export (MW last week). Hochdorf had seen it all before – in Castlemaine XXXX press ads last year. But like another famous Whitbread brand, also with ads by BBH, Hochdorf is not bitter. “It’s great to see that ten years on Saatchi’s advertising for Castlemaine XXXX is still paving the way for others to follow,” he gloats.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From the downside of focusing on ROI to Tesco’s assertion that marketing is “mission critical”, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
As we come out of lockdown, solid foundations and a clear brand strategy are vital to guide short-term tactics and ensure long-term shareholder value, former group marketing director at Royal Mail.
Michelle McEttrick is leaving the supermarket after six years having played a “key role” in the turnaround of the Tesco brand.
Marketers are feeling optimistic about employment prospects as the UK’s lockdown restrictions ease, following a year marred by redundancies and furlough.