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.
Marketing Week readers have voted to put long deadlines for TV booking, the phrase ‘we know from research’, and ‘brand love’ into Room 101.
We arm you with all the numbers you need to tackle the week ahead.
The proportion of UK consumers that factor sustainability into their decisions when buying cosmetics and toiletries has never been higher. But, as new research by Teads reveals, major hurdles for marketers remain, from confusion to comparability to relying too heavily on social media to get their message across.
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