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.
From the purpose backlash and a crackdown on advertising vices to the decline of the meat-free category, 2023 has not been a good year for everyone in the marketing world.
Yorkshire Tea has gained share to become the clear market leader in black tea, but as the top brand in a declining category it is now looking to fresh ways to stimulate growth in a contracting market.
TV is among the strongest media for landing effective advertising messages, argues analyst Peter Field – but “the god damn effective” channel remains undervalued compared to its nearest digital rivals considering the business outcomes it offers.
A few years ago purpose was seen as the solution to any brand problem. But now with even cheerleader-in-chief Unilever stepping back, where does purpose go next?