“I love pressure, to manage such a big club as Manchester United is very good.” Bold words but not, alas, quite correct. They were spoken by Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City, after his team won the Carling Cup at the weekend.
Advertising designed to shock has always existed. It even has its own name – “Shockvertising”. But the last few years have seen a decline in such marketing, due to research showing that giving consumers a positive “nudge” is more effective in encouraging behaviour change. But it seems shockvertising is back. Paddy Power, Save the Children […]
The energy industry is to launch a £85m five year marketing campaign to sell the benefits of smart meters in a bid to meet the Government’s aim to have the technology in every home by 2020
From the purpose backlash and a crackdown on advertising vices to the decline of the meat-free category, 2023 has not been a good year for everyone in the marketing world.
Yorkshire Tea has gained share to become the clear market leader in black tea, but as the top brand in a declining category it is now looking to fresh ways to stimulate growth in a contracting market.
TV is among the strongest media for landing effective advertising messages, argues analyst Peter Field – but “the god damn effective” channel remains undervalued compared to its nearest digital rivals considering the business outcomes it offers.
A few years ago purpose was seen as the solution to any brand problem. But now with even cheerleader-in-chief Unilever stepping back, where does purpose go next?