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marketing industry has been gripped by “inertia” in how it portrays men, women and families and is still succumbing to outdated stereotypes that are negatively impacting both society and business results.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.
Thirty marketers have been selected to take part in this year’s UK Scholarship programme, which aims to prepare emerging leaders to take on senior and board- level roles.
The Government has confirmed that it is moving forward with its proposals for HFSS advertising restrictions, under which Cadbury will be unable to widely advertise its 30% reduced sugar Dairy Milk chocolate.
The famous slogan has been revived for KFC’s latest advertising campaign, after a year on temporary hiatus as the brand responded to Covid-19.
We may be living through a pandemic, just emerging from lockdown and fresh from a global crisis, but Walkers and Paddy Power believe now is the right time for marketers to regain their sense of humour.