How has media consumption changed by generation?

I recently came across an interesting graphic illustrating increases in media consumption by lifestage during this period of pandemic-induced social isolation (1), using a Global Web Index study [...]

Magnum Pleasure Store: refreshing a powerful brand property

The Magnum Pleasure Store is a rare example of a marketing program that a brand has successfully stuck with for the long term. The pop-up stores have been set up in major European cities each [...]

Adidas re-focus on marketing EFFECTIVENESS, not efficiency

The global media director of Adidas, Simon Peel, shared some important insights on how the global sports brand is shifting its focus from marketing efficiency to marketing effectiveness in a [...]

Four problems with brand partnerships and how to fix them

Post by Simon Gore, Managing Partner and Head of Visual Identity & Naming Brand partnerships can create a short-cut to competitive edge. Think of decades of James Bond driving Aston Martins, [...]

Castle Lager – World Cup winning brand activation 

I had mixed emotions after last Saturday’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) Final in Japan. I was desperately disappointed by England’s defeat, but delighted that South African Springboks won, given my [...]

How Bieber boosted Popsicle’s social reach x 12,474

A great example of ‘influencer advocacy’ caught my eye this week, in a Linked In post by Unilever’s Aline Santos about Justin Bieber’s social posting on the Popsicle brand. Influencer [...]

Corona Protect Paradise: BRAND social responsibility in action

Last week I stocked up on Corona for a gathering at home organised by one of my daughters, Chloé. And whilst putting the beers in the fridge, I noticed an on-pack promotion: Plastic Doesn’t [...]

Building brilliant brand properties: inspiration from the women’s World Cup

Post by Jon Goldstone, Managing Partner (UK/Global) based in London. I’ve really enjoyed the women’s soccer World Cup (even though England just missed out on the final!). The quality of the [...]

Secrets of successful six second ads

Digital video ad spending is exploding and forecast to double by 2022 (1). But 65% of people skip digital video adverts, rising to 84% for mobile video which account for c.45% of digital video ad [...]

Is Lush mad to quit social media?

Lush’s recent decision to close down all its UK social media accounts grabbed the headlines. “I cannot fathom what has gone through the marketing director’s mind  for them to shut down [...]

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