With the EU referendum just seven weeks away, Marketing Week explores the impact Brexit could have on growth, talent, regulation and ‘Brand Britain’.
Despite being famous for using reality TV stars such as Kerry Katona, Iceland is ditching the celebrity model for its latest above the line ad campaign as it ties up with real-life mum vloggers instead. And the frozen discounter’s joint managing director Nick Canning says the modern consumer is now ‘less interested’ in celebrity partnerships.
Marketing Week is holding its first panel discussion at Cannes Lions this year with the aim of exploring how influencers can engage the marketing cynic.
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 celebrating marketing effectiveness to learning from Boots’ CFO about how to strengthen the tie between marketing and finance, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
BT Sport head of marketing Ed Cracknell says strong creative work can still be produced on a budget, if marketers allow their agencies the time and freedom to create bold ideas.
Plans to expand staffing levels have now been recorded for three successive quarters, signalling progressively stronger conviction in employment growth expectations.
Coca-Cola had young participants take part in a digital diary during lockdown to gauge consumer habits and ensure marketing activations remained relevant.