Unilever’s top marketer is adamant that agencies need to restructure their business model in order to survive, but is optimistic about opportunities for those that do.
Mobile World Congress 2018: Publicis Groupe’s chair and former CEO says marketers must change the way they think if they want to take on Amazon and Google.
Both brands and agencies believe the current set-up is not fit for purpose as a lack of communication and understanding of the consumer undermine the ability to produce great creative work, according to a study by the WFA.
Marketers cannot be an expert in everything, so instead they should home in on opportunities that excite them, advises Waitrose customer director Martin George.
Stella Artois global vice-president Tim Ovadia believes Gen Z marketers are more receptive to autonomy and creating space attracts diverse talent, which in turn helps foster an “ownership mentality” .
Thirty marketers have been selected to take part in this year’s UK Scholarship programme, which aims to prepare emerging leaders to take on senior and board- level roles.
The Government has confirmed that it is moving forward with its proposals for HFSS advertising restrictions, under which Cadbury will be unable to widely advertise its 30% reduced sugar Dairy Milk chocolate.