Times Newspapers has made a deal with mobile network O2, to support the latter’s sponsorship of the England team during the Australian Rugby World Cup. The deal will see a combination of sponsorship and advertising across The Times, The Sunday Times and Times Online.
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.
From celebrating fans’ attempts to recreate their favourite fried chicken at home, to pausing its ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ slogan for the benefit of national health, it’s been a stellar 12 months for KFC.
Despite the explosion in digital content consumption and associated data, it’s becoming harder to measure campaign performance across channels in the digital age. Marketers need to compensate by combining data sets and reskilling themselves in techniques such as copy testing.