Thinking digital

There is a lot of scope to engage people through connections with cultural venues. For example, more than 22 million people visit the Southbank Centre site every year, offering huge potential for the venue’s brand partners.


However, marketers need to think carefully about how they execute that connection. Brands watching both the trends for an increasing interest in culture and the dominance of the digital space, should be tapping into the desire for knowledge and experience by offering multiple channels and supporting live experiences with digital and other routes. Marketers should also be thinking about how they can use new technologies to enable audiences to move beyond passive watching or listening to arts content towards a more immersive experience where they contribute to its creation.



Fruit Shoot product recall ‘could cost £5m’

Lara O'Reilly

Britvic’s move to recall all its Robinsons Fruit Shoot and Fruit Hydro children’s drink variants could dent the company’s full-year profit by as much as 5%, although it has been praised for the speed it reacted to the packaging safety issue.

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Rain washes out Jubilee sales boost

Rosie Baker

Supermarkets experienced the worst rate of sales growth in June for the past seven years despite the boost provided by the Jubilee celebrations as the wettest June on record kept shoppers away from stores, according to the latest Nielsen figures.


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