It is fashionable to believe marketers today should aim for mass market penetration and that segmenting, targeting and positioning are things of the past. For most brands that is a fallacy.
Marketing has an increasingly integral role in business growth but research shows it still has a job to do to change its perception as the colouring-in department.
The Co-op is ungovernable, according to its former boss Euan Sutherland, who resigned today (11 March) after what can only be described as a torrid 10 months at the helm. It also looks increasingly unmarketable as it lurches from one disaster to the next. Yet now more than ever the Co-op Group must remind customers what it stands for, what it means to people and the valuable role it plays in community life.
Although still negative overall, expectations around marketing jobs has improved thanks in part to the government’s extension of the furlough scheme.
Twenty-five years on, EasyJet’s third employee looks back at how a mixture of bombastic ads and guerilla marketing helped the airline overcome its ‘David versus Goliath’ struggle.
Despite a slight upturn in confidence last month, the latest lockdown and increased restrictions have put a serious dent in any hopes for a more optimistic outlook going into 2021.
The Marketing Academy has created an online learning platform, which is available to its global community and sponsors, as well we 1,000 marketers who have been made redundant or are on furlough.