Posts Tagged: Brand

Meet the brands investing in their marketing talent right now

As the marketing industry emerges from the pandemic, it is crucial that those working within it have the right skills to help their brands recover and grow. In this article, hear from the marketing leaders making investment in their function a priority as Covid recovery approaches. Consumer behaviour has changed rapidly and radically during lockdown.

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The building blocks of an effective brand strategy

The first part of our series looked at the six big benefits of setting a brand strategy, and why it should be a priority for today’s marketers.  In this second part, I’m going to describe the elements that make up a brand strategy and the role they play in creating a clear definition of your.

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Inside the world of hype-brand partnerships

Hype brand collaborations are forging new paths to growth by accessing untapped sub-cultures. Find out how in this analysis of the Sprite x Jeff Staple collaboration How much would you pay for a biscuit? If you were really, really hungry you might offer, what, double? They are, after all, consumables. A couple of bites and.

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Personal brand: What is it and why do I need to build one?

If you’ve been on LinkedIn lately, you’ve probably seen the phrase ‘personal brand’ pop up a few times. Used to describe the amazing potential that can come from consistent and relevant posting over LinkedIn, a personal brand is a key part of business relationship building that many job seekers overlook. Gary Gumbleton, Creative Director at.

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What is the impact of John Lewis’s call…

…for consumers to give and show love this Christmas, amid a turbulent festive period for retailers? For many, the advent of the John Lewis Christmas advert signals the start of the festive season. It started from humble beginnings back in 2007, but it’s been a multi-million-pound production in recent times, one that has served as.

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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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