Despite English teams failing to reach the Quarter Final stage last season and already losing five out of their 8 opening group games in the latest campaign, MasterCard’s group head of global media Ben Jankowski insists that the Uefa Champions League remains alluring for UK sponsors.
The Premier League has announced that it will drop its title sponsor from 2016/17 in an effort to bring in a ‘number of additional partnerships’ and make for easier global communication.
Football Association boss Martin Glenn has defended a tweet it sent celebrating the return of the England women’s team from the World Cup in Canada saying the tweet, which was criticised for being sexist, had been taken “out of context”.
Lorraine Heggessey, who has led transformation at high profile media brands including the BBC, says good leadership is built on communication, because there is “no point having the best strategy in the world if nobody knows what it is”.
Warning of a ‘cultural cringe’ and sense of insecurity within marketing, Professor Byron Sharp is calling on marketers to stop the self-hatred and have more pride in their profession.
Rather than allowing themselves to be pigeonholed as the ‘colouring-in department’, marketers should demonstrate what they deliver for the business, argues Nationwide CMO Sara Bennison.
As marketers continue to be charged with driving faster growth on tighter budgets, businesses should not ignore the opportunity cost of failing to invest in their brand, warns Eve Sleep CEO Cheryl Calverley.