Keith Weed believes there has been more change in the industry in the last five years than in the 25 years prior. He says that marketers need to catch up, be ready to compete in “clear water” and with sensible metrics.
Unilever admits marketing industry has been gripped by “inertia” in how it portrays men, women and families and is still succumbing to outdated stereotypes that are negatively impacting both society and business results.
Gillette says it is seeing evidence of a reversal in the current shaving decline, which it claims is led by the ‘temporary’ popularity of ‘fashionable beards,’ as it prepares to reach 85% of UK males with the release of its new FlexBall razor.
At the end of every week I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From P&G’s improvement in marketing effectiveness to the rise in investment for market research, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
While more than a third of marketers expect to see new hires over the next three months, expansion plans have begun to tail off since hitting a peak last year.
Targeting some “fairly lofty growth aspirations” in 2022, Volvo plans to use its “marketing machine” to attract a new generation of customers.
Rising inflation and energy price increases have dampened consumers’ confidence in January, but marketers are warned to “hold firm”.