Nothing upsets the exquisite sensibility of the direct marketing industry more than the term “junk mail”. However, the staff at Tullo Marshall Warren have evidence that the fruit of their labour is far from “junk”. Mailers designed by the agency for the Nissan 350Z GT4 Special Edition car have been selling on Ebay, and making a bit of money in the process. One pack featuring a chequered flag was sold for &£15.50. The Diary is sure that it won’t be alone in rummaging through its recycling tonight in the vain hope of discovering a clutch of a Reader’s Digest collectibles.
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 learning to speak up as a junior marketer to IAG Cargo’s transformation, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
From Coca-Cola dialling down its Olympics activations and Unilever trying to calm the row surrounding Ben & Jerry’s, to the shortlist being revealed for the Marketing Week Masters awards, catch up on this week’s biggest marketing news.
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