Brands could face a new sugar tax and restrictions on marketing sugary foods from January, but some are already showing the best response is to offer healthier options that research shows consumers want.
The marketing industry is coming under renewed pressure to change its tactics as a report by the Commons Health Select committee recommends the Government tackle the UK’s obesity crisis by banning the advertising of junk food during family TV shows and suggests a 20% tax on sugary drinks and sweets.
With just over three weeks to go until Christmas it is Aldi not John Lewis that has run the most effective festive campaign so far, with its agile approach and social media engagement helping it beat out rival retailers in the Christmas ad battle.
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 need to shout about what a career in marketing could offer to the next steps for Pret’s subscription offer, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
ITV CEO Carolyn McCall has blamed a “stagnant” UK economy in a warning about the broadcaster’s advertising forecast.
In the latest episode of Marketing Week’s podcast series, Domino’s CMO Sarah Barron tells why she doesn’t ‘mess’ with brands and why getting the right capability is essential for building an effective marketing unit.
With stints at LVMH, Estée Lauder and Makeup by Mario under her belt, Estrid’s first chief brand officer Nico Morga Alden’s “risk prone” approach to her career has served her well.