Our own (non-exhaustive) list of the issues to keep an eye on in the next 12 months.
Unilever has been working closely with startups and agencies to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds but says brands must be careful not to end up using technology for the sake of it and in the process end up “irritating consumers”.
With the IAB estimating that programmatic will account for up to 80% of digital ad spend by 2018 and the continued explosion of mobile video ads, Facebook’s head of ad tech Dave Jakubowski is a man very much in demand.
At the end of every week I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From celebrating marketing effectiveness to learning from Boots’ CFO about how to strengthen the tie between marketing and finance, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
BT Sport head of marketing Ed Cracknell says strong creative work can still be produced on a budget, if marketers allow their agencies the time and freedom to create bold ideas.
Plans to expand staffing levels have now been recorded for three successive quarters, signalling progressively stronger conviction in employment growth expectations.
Coca-Cola had young participants take part in a digital diary during lockdown to gauge consumer habits and ensure marketing activations remained relevant.