A couple of months ago I mentioned that I was going out to pitch for a new agency to join my creative roster. I received a few negative comments from Marketing Week readers at the time: that it was wrong of me to initially meet with 10 agencies, even though as I’d pointed out, these were ‘fireside chats’ – with five incumbent agencies and five ‘new’ agencies – as it was my intention to reduce the list to a two-agency roster (one I had pre-selected) from these 10. It seemed only fair to give all the incumbents a crack of the whip and I was also keen to see some fresh thinking – hence the larger number of chemistry meetings than I would normally hold in such a situation.
One of the reasons real time market research has become popular is because it gives a snapshot of what people are doing that is relevant for the researcher and the campaign at that particular moment in time.
Virgin Media is launching a new marketing campaign featuring brand ambassador Usain Bolt and Sir Richard Branson to promote its new “ultrafast” broadband which it claims is up to 19 times faster than regular broadband.
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 crowning Walkers’ ‘CrispIN or CrispOUT’ as April’s most effective ad campaign to exploring the resurgence of brand characters, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Analysts argue brands will have to be careful about where they place their products, as governing bodies and tournament holders may have to “bow down” to influential athletes who want to set a good example to the future generation.
Brands, agencies and media owners are all invited to put a team forward for the popular competitive event, which is raising money for Stand Up To Cancer.
With its ‘Make Good Things Happen’ brand platform, Morrisons is aiming to highlight the quality and sustainability of its fresh produce after its research showed consumers increasingly want to know how their food is sourced.