Just 12 months has passed since Twitter launched Vine on to our mobile and computer screens and the 6-second-video-sharing app has already amassed more than 40 million users worldwide. Marketers too have been quick to embrace the platform.
As the National Obesity Forum issues a stark warning about the poor state of the UK’s health, some food and drink brands are adapting their marketing to encourage healthier lifestyle choices while remaining appealing the consumers.
Hovis is to become a stand-alone joint-venture between owner Premier Foods and US private equity firm Gores Group in a multi-million pound deal that will allow the former to focus on grocery brands such as Ambrosia, Batchelors and Mr Kipling.
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 learning to speak up as a junior marketer to IAG Cargo’s transformation, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
From Coca-Cola dialling down its Olympics activations and Unilever trying to calm the row surrounding Ben & Jerry’s, to the shortlist being revealed for the Marketing Week Masters awards, catch up on this week’s biggest marketing news.
Bringing econometrics fully in-house can work for some brands, but finding a balance between external expertise and internal knowledge works best at insurer Aviva.
The new ‘Not your mother’s Tiffany’ campaign has angered the brand’s older customers, but this is new owner LVMH’s tried and tested formula for refreshing tired fashion labels for new consumers.