United Co-operatives has decided against making a bid for supermarket chain Somerfield, although it is understood that there are still two undisclosed groups interested in acquiring the chain. One group includes the Icelandic retailer Baugur. The chain is expected to fetch &£1.1bn.
Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Marketing Week Masters awards, including Grand Prix winner Direct Line Group and Brand of the Year KFC.
With Christmas only two months away, confidence in personal finances, the wider economy and major purchase intention have all taken a “worrying” slip.
A decade long agency relationship built on trust and consistency convinced Ikea to run with its 2019 Christmas campaign ‘Silence the Critics’, despite the concept floundering in pre-production tests.
Addressing three core needs – autonomy, competence and relatedness – can help bring brands closer to their consumers, says psychologist Natalie Nahai.