The global success of Pikachu in augmented reality-form presents a massive opportunity for marketers.
Like Cabbage Patch Kids, the Rubik’s Cube and the Tamagotchi, Pokémon Go is a fad destined to burn out quickly, but that doesn’t stop clueless marketers abandoning their brand positioning in favour of luring any teenage boy with a smartphone.
McDonald’s was the first brand to advertise on Pokémon Go and says the tie-up is part of its strategy to ensure it is involved with innovative and new marketing platforms.
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 the success of Pets at Home’s micro-targeting efforts to the development of Britvic’s “centre of excellence”, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
With a series of strategic ‘flips’ Toyota Yaris was able to attract new audiences and shift perceptions of the brand.
Unilever says in 54 out of 75 markets where it tracks staff attitudes, sustainability comes out as the top reason for joining the company.
Describing time as the most precious commodity in a startup, Wood explains how being disciplined and taking inspiration from outside ensures Ufurnish does not skip a beat.