How to achieve balance and purpose in our industry

How to achieve balance and purpose in our industry

As marketers we draw inspiration from the world around us – whether it’s a place, object or person. This guidance from others is important for us to learn, improve and succeed in the workplace, but what is often overlooked is the role our mental health and wellbeing plays in our career development. A recent survey […]

The FAB Awards… Food (and Beverage) For Thought

The FAB Awards… Food (and Beverage) For Thought

Recently I was given the opportunity to take on a new role at GSK HQ in London. Living here again after 15 years my first impression is that not much seems to have changed – great curries, crammed Underground, pre-occupation with the royal family, lengthy and repeated discussions on the weather (remains a national pastime) […]

Retail evolution not extinction, says Gekko’s Daniel Todaro

Retail evolution not extinction, says Gekko’s Daniel Todaro

A ‘seamless customer experience’ appears to be the current obsession for retailers – mobile, desktop, in-app – a preoccupation with working out what customers want, even before they do and they’re getting pretty good at it.  But Bricks and Mortar retailers have the added pressure of the in-store customer experience and this is where it’s […]

Can Alcohol Brands Truly Drive Purpose and Serve a Greater Good?

Can Alcohol Brands Truly Drive Purpose and Serve a Greater Good?

Many brands often believe they have a responsibility to serve a purpose which reaches beyond their business objectives. According to Havas’ Meaningful Brands research, three-quarters of people feel the same way, expecting their chosen brands to make a positive contribution towards wellbeing and quality of life. Brand purpose has many definitions, but in its basic […]

Luxury Brands and Advertising Budgets: A Redirect Needs to Happen

Luxury Brands and Advertising Budgets: A Redirect Needs to Happen

No one can accuse luxury brands of cutting corners where advertising spend is concerned. On average, they divert 8% of their turnover into funding advertising initiatives. In the US for example, luxury brands invested more than $5 billion in advertising last year, accounting for a significant portion of overall marketing expenditure. Love it or hate […]

Adimo’s Richie Kelly on why marketers need a shoppable World Cup

Adimo’s Richie Kelly on why marketers need a shoppable World Cup

It’s already shaping up to be a challenging year for marketers. Brand fatigue among consumers is at a high and 66% of Brits find ads more intrusive today than they did three years ago. Meanwhile, concerns continue around the effectiveness and accountability of ad campaigns and the industry is continually pushed to do more with […]

Prepare for GDPR: Privacy, consent, and the value exchange

Prepare for GDPR: Privacy, consent, and the value exchange

With the new General Data Protection Regulation around the corner, with just under three months to go, businesses should be aware of the significant changes to data collection – and the opportunities it brings. Research into marketers’ attitudes indicates that three quarters of UK marketers view GDPR as offering opportunity, as when it comes to […]