Heineken is combining its global chief marketing officer and chief sales officer roles to create the position of chief commercial officer, one of a number of organisational changes announced today (31 March) to “accelerate strategy delivery”, according to the company.
Marketing has an increasingly integral role in business growth but research shows it still has a job to do to change its perception as the colouring-in department.
Ever more brands are appointing their top marketers as chief commercial officers, signifying a wider change that’s happening in the boardroom as, with more data to back up their actions, marketers are steadily gaining more respect and responsibility.
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.
The drinks giant set up an growth taskforce last year that meets every two weeks to discuss new ideas and creative solutions for problems.
Britvic will spend £6m on marketing its squash brand Robinsons this summer to capitalise on the brand’s recent growth.