The news that alcohol giant AB InBev bought Camden Town Brewery caused outrage among the craft beer community. But as mega-breweries seek to find new ways to appeal to millennials, it seems that craft’s corporate future is here to stay.
AB InBev will focus its marketing on its lower alcohol and alcohol-free options in the UK from as early as this month, as it seeks to empower consumers to make smarter drinking choices.
With an AB InBev and SABMiller takeover on the cards, Marketing Week explores whether the never-ending quest for global expansion could lead to a consumer backlash.
M&S has highlighted its brand and product proposition, personalisation and data, and modernising its store estate and supply chain as key focus areas for the next two years.
By working up to investing in brand building – rather than adhering to the 60:40 rule – are small businesses on the road to success or setting themselves up to fail?
Addressing marketing’s lack of socio-economic diversity could be the key to creating a more inclusive industry in general. However, making a difference starts with taking practical steps.
It takes courage to challenge the status quo and drive change but marketers are increasingly bowing to the pressure of the C-suite, which needs to stop.