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How to become a Brand Manager

A Brand Manager is responsible for managing the image and reputation of one or more brands, usually within the consumer sector. They need to have their finger on the pulse to understand all the latest trends, industry developments and consumer insights to develop strategic brand plans to drive brand awareness, market share and increase sales..

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Everything Must Go: The Death of the British High Street as We Know It?

It seems like another day goes by and another High Street stalwart announces store closures or releases disappointing sales results. Yesterday, Debenhams issued its third profit warning this year, despite implementing a plan to cut costs and boost sales. It’s a story we have seen repeating itself on the news cycle of late.   In.

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This is: Big consumer brands in Leicestershire

  A guide to consumer brands in Leicestershire This is the first in a mini blog series about organisations operating in the consumer space across Brand’s core regions. Initially we’re focusing on the region of Leicestershire. So if you’re a marketing job-seeker based in and around the Leicester area, and are keen to find work.

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Death of the BOGOF. What does this mean for Brand Managers?

In February this year, Sainsbury’s became the first UK supermarket to announce the end of “Buy One, Get One Free” deals, thereby bringing to a close a trend which has become a commonplace in the UK retail scene. Many industry insiders have claimed that the move was made in anticipated response to a report from.

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As advertising loses its potency, do brands need to move towards a more product-led approach to marketing?

A recent report from Nielsen showed that over the past two years, there has been a marked decline in the level of trust across a variety of the most popular advertising channels. In fact, so pronounced is the drop that only the three least trusted formats – mobile ads and texts and social media advertising.

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DON’T PRESS THE BUTTON… DON’T READ THE ARTICLE!

OK… So you’re here and you pressed the button! You’ve started reading the blog… even though it said not to. This isn’t down the fact you’re feeling ‘a little naughty’, it’s because we, as human beings, are wired up to push the boundaries and venture into the unknown, our intrigue makes us want to seek.

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Why do experienced brand managers change jobs?

Brand management is one of the most sought after career paths within the consumer marketing world. In a nutshell, a modern day brand manager’s job invariably involves developing, communicating and implementing a brand plan, however, executing this successfully is much more complicated and involved than it may initially appear. It requires first class project management.

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What does a career in marketing involve?

If you are thinking about developing a career for yourself in marketing or want to know which paths there are to take now you have decided on your career – we are here to help! A career in marketing is full of opportunities and can open up several different avenues, which may leave you wondering.

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How are smartphones being used today?

The amount of smartphone users has been increasing dramatically over the past few years, particularly as they become more affordable and high tech with 3G and 4G networks advancing. According to Mobile Marketing Magazine, 7 in 10 people in the UK now own one, which means that already over half of us are not just.
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The World Cup vs Social Media

The FIFA World Cup 2014 kicked off in Brazil just over a week ago, but even before the tournament began it was clear that this year’s event was going to have a huge impact on the marketing industry and even more so on social media.  A study was released by Adobe Systems that predicted that.
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Brand Recruitment takes part in #TheChangeChallenge

Brand Recruitment is always keen to support charities and do our bit to raise both money and awareness. Last year we had a lot of fun supporting the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer by taking part in the ‘Pink Bake Off’ and raising £91.35. So this year after hearing about Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s brilliant new social.
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Big consumer Brands are trotting along with the current horse meat scandal…

As you may have already heard, the horse meat scandal has been crucially spreading across the media and there is a wide variety of consumer brands involved in the outrage, including the previously popular ready-meal brand Findus. The big question for many of these big named brands is whether they can in fact recover from.
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SodaStream hits back at ad ban by releasing new campaign

SodaStream is the world’s leading brand for simple DIY carbonated drinks that are retailed in thousands of stores across the world. Every year SodaStream provides over 600 million litres of carbonated beverages to more than 10 million households, making it one of the largest beverage companies in the world. SodaStream is a household alternative to.
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ITV unveils major rebrand: Do you like the new logo?

ITV has recently unveiled its new logo as part of its largest on-screen rebrand for more than a decade. The new identity is part of ITV’s strategy to identify that it is as up-to-date and relevant as the content it plays out. The new identity will be launched in January next year and will stretch.
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Brands making the most of the ever changing digital age…

The digital world is experiencing the recent growing trend of ‘dual screening’, which involves people using devices such as laptops and smartphones whilst watching TV. This is therefore providing a new opportunity for brands to increase engagement with their consumers. With people’s 21st century busy lifestyles, multi tasking has always been an essential part of.
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A new take on digital content

A Cambridge based company has seen it’s augmented reality software ‘Aurasma’ feature in the media spotlight this week in the form of Jamie Oliver’s new cook book launch as well as for clothing retailer Forever 21 and the software’s capabilities are likely to be a hot topic amongst those in online marketing jobs. Aurasma is.
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Marketing vs Christmas 2012

That’s right it’s that time of year again, 2012 is fast approaching the much loved Christmas season and it appears that this year shoppers intend to spend more, according to a study by HSBC. They polled more than 2,000 people based across the UK and it has been said that a fifth of shoppers actually.
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Successfully branding our UK counties

Suffolk has recently uncovered its plans to launch its new tourism campaign, the campaigns slogan being ‘The Curious County’. This new promotion scheme is an inventive twist of alliteration designed to encourage tourists to visit and explore the region. Unfortunately the MP of Bury St Edmunds was anything but impressed by the idea stating, "There.
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Molson Coors launches Animée – a beer specifically aimed at female consumers

Women are an important part to any industry and whilst gender equality has made some serious progress, beer is one of the few industries still heavily dominated by a male-influence. 77% of women say they ‘never’ or ‘very seldom’ drink beer however there is a belief amongst brewers that women represent a large untouched growth.
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Mums are the new focus for brand PR strategies

More and more mums are now using search engines as part of their everyday family life and they are therefore becoming a stronger focus of brand PR strategies. As a result companies are turning to social media networks in order to ensure their message reaches these online-savvy parents meaning those in PR jobs need to.
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Sponsorship still a valued aspect of marketing – Norwich and Peterborough extend Canaries partnership

Head of Sales and Marketing of Norwich City Football Club, Will Hoy, has expressed his delight at a recent extension of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society’s support for the team. With an affiliation between the club ad NPBS that stretches back to 1992, and the club’s main sponsorship now showcasing Aviva’s logo, it may have.
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Apple achieves the status of UK’s ‘coolest brand’

Apple has recently been named BrandZ ‘coolest brand’, replacing Aston Martin which has topped the last six annual surveys. It can be said that current Brand Manager jobs are seen as the foundation of how the public are influenced by what we perceive as ‘cool’. It is clear that Apple have developed a well established.
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