Regular readers will know that ‘lazy marketing’ is a bugbear of mine and one area that has got out of hand is marketing automation.
The marketing department may be seen as one of the more fun teams to work in, yet while marketers get to be creative with ideas, they are still feeling stressed, with a high proportion – 61 per cent – saying they are either overwhelmed or under pressure.
Health charities have slammed Liverpool FC and Manchester City for striking multi-million pound deals with Dunkin Donuts and Jaguar Energy Drink UK respectively, claiming both are at risk of sullying the “athletic excellence” associated with their brands.
Procter & Gamble promises to maintain its investment in “brands that are winning” following the departure of CEO David Taylor, who credits innovation and superior brand communications for driving a 7% boost to net sales.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From helping employees avoid burnout to Diageo hailing marketing a “big driver” of the company’s performance, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
From Diageo’s focus on marketing effectiveness paying off to EasyGroup adding yet more brands to its stable, catch up on this week’s biggest marketing news.
Machine learning technology will power a revolution in advertising targeting and measurement that will allow brands to reach audiences while respecting privacy.