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09 July 2020 In a Q&A with WARC, HSBC’s Leanne Cutts reflects on her time as a WARC Prize for Asian Strategy judge in 2012 and Jury Chair in 2013, and offers some advice to this year’s judges and Prize hopefuls.
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09 July 2020 There is a fundamental question that anybody obtaining marketing services has to grapple with – do you want them cheap or do you want them to be good – but a new report from the WFA seeks to flesh out a theory of value to end the savings-focused ...
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09 July 2020 HSBC, the financial-services provider, has aimed to strike a balance of global consistency and local flexibility in its branding strategy after launching a refreshed positioning two years ago.
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09 July 2020 Amazon’s Prime program has been one of the most important drivers of shopping frequency and basket size; its main competitor, Walmart, is now launching a version with a few tricks up its sleeve.
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09 July 2020 In another sign of the growing maturity of the podcast market, Omnicom Media Group has struck a deal with Spotify that will see it spending $20m on advertising in podcasts during the second half of this year.
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08 July 2020 A sweeping new security law in Hong Kong has raised questions for big tech companies’ operations in the territory, with Facebook, Google and Twitter temporarily blocking authorities’ access to user data; TikTok – under pressure around the world for ...
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08 July 2020 NASCAR, the auto-racing series, is likely to witness numerous benefits as a brand from its decision to ban the Confederate flag at events and boost its inclusivity efforts, according to a new study.
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08 July 2020 The growth of livestreaming in China is entering a third phase, with a range of traditional sectors adopting it as an effective marketing channel, a new report says.
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08 July 2020 Brands and agencies need to tackle anti-Black prejudice in the casting process for ads, and so address a widespread problem that demands a new approach throughout the creative supply chain.
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08 July 2020 Figures from Disney Plus show how the content business does indeed continue to be about content, as the post-mortem continues on the ailing Quibi.
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08 July 2020 This year’s WARC Prize for MENA Strategy shortlist reinforces the power of strong, local insights for both global and local brands, writes WARC’s Chiara Manco.
08 July 2020 Corporate activism doesn't always have to mean taking sides. Supporting voting rights and voter registration is an HR issue as much a branding opportunity, argue Drew Train and Davianne Harris.
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08 July 2020 Executives from L’Oréal and IKEA are among the judging panel for the Effective Channel Integration category for the WARC Media Awards 2020, a case study competition examines the insight, strategy and analytics that power effective media investment.
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08 July 2020 Four insights on Gen-Z after lockdown, and three tactics through which to reach this cohort, by the7stars’ Helen Rose.
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08 July 2020 The most effective advertising is based on emotions but advertisers can also refine their efforts further to boost awareness and recall – and the peak-end rule applies not just to video ads, as a recent study shows, but to the wider consumer ...
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07 July 2020 Sometimes, the best way to get a feel for what's really going on in a country as big as the US is to look at it in microcosm.
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07 July 2020 More than three months after lockdown sparked a rush to work from home, a trickle of people are returning to offices, and businesses are having to again consider their working practices; at Mars it’s all about ground-up transformation.
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07 July 2020 E-commerce platform Lazada is the brand that has achieved the highest uplift in its Ad Awareness during June.
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07 July 2020 Budweiser, the beer brand owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev, is doubling down on e-commerce as it responds to growing consumer demand through this channel.
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07 July 2020 Adobe's Simon Dale outlines some key areas of focus for F&B marketers as Singapore continues its staged re-opening after Circuit Breaker measures.
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07 July 2020 To say that COVID-19 has completely changed business-as-usual in 2020 almost seems trite at this point.
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07 July 2020 With its acquisition of Mirror, the sportswear company, Lululemon reflects the influence of direct connections with consumers on what the sports market now is, as fitness cements its place in the home.
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07 July 2020 India’s kirana stores have been successfully turning to digital processes to help in all aspects of their business during the coronavirus pandemic and millions of them are looking to see how they can continue to drive this forward in the future.
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07 July 2020 With the strange economic shock unleashed by Covid-19 now starting to materialise, the fortunes of some companies operating in Japan, show how e-commerce is adapting to fill a void left by physical retail.
06 July 2020 The virtual world doesn’t isolate people; instead, it gives game players a new, diverse community to engage with, argues Anzu’s Itamar Benedy.