How Cancer Research UK is bringing together direct response and brand marketingSarah Vizard
Cancer Research UK has launched a new ad that it says marks the start of a new way of communicating with the public, rather than just acting as a one-off campaign. Its marketing boss Anthony Newman talks through the strategic thinking behind it and why his team wanted to take a risk with the new creative.
Secret Marketer: Marketers and agencies gain real strength by believing they are the best at what they doDavid Coveney
I am often asked about the core skills to become a CMO with a major brand. Having considered this, I believe one of the measures that sets apart a true leader from a wannabe is their ability to orchestrate and coordinate a group of disparate individuals – both within the team, and across one’s agencies – […]
‘Blasphemous’ Mulberry Christmas ad escapes banSarah Vizard
More than 40 people complained that Mulberry’s Christmas ad, which replaced the baby Jesus in the traditional Christian Nativity scene with a handbag, was “blasphemous” but the ASA ruled the ad was poking fun at consumerism not religion and decided not to ban it.
Zero-based budgeting and Mars’s purpose stance: Your Marketing WeekRussell Parsons
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 latest thinking on marketing effectiveness to Mars’s CEO calling attacks on brand purpose “nonsense”, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Cancer Research UK’s Philip Almond on why it’s ‘very useful’ to have older marketers in the teamNiamh Carroll
Representing the individuality of older people in marketing is crucial to communicate effectively with an age group which holds disproportionate spending power, says Cancer Research UK’s top marketer.
How Tesco used ‘brand shaping insights’ to take calculated risksMarketing Week Reporters
The supermarket giant developed a ‘Happiness Platform’ to mine insights into British life, helping it curate a programme of “caring acts” designed to serve both brand and audience.
‘The lights went out’: Why a flurry of brands are calling time on long-term agency partnershipsIan Burrell
With a number of brands parting ways with their creative agency since the beginning of the year, when is the right time to terminate a previously successful partnership and does it always lead to better ads?