Tim Waterstone, founder of the bookstore chain, has withdrawn a &£280m offer to buy the stores back from music retailer HMV. Waterstone claims the conditions outlined to his consortium were ‘too punitive’.
Despite going live with campaigns on the same day, marketing boss Simon Groves insists Virgin Media O2 is on a mission to differentiate between the two “distinct” brands.
Reacting to news of an upcoming government campaign calling on businesses to divert marketing spend into cutting prices, marketers point out the function’s role as a “growth lever” for both businesses and the economy.
Take the viral success of Kate Bush’s 1980s classic Running Up That Hill as inspiration and heed the rallying call for continuous advertising.
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