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American Apparel ads banned for ‘normalising predatory sexual behaviour’

Ad watchdog bans ‘gratuitous’, ‘sexist’ and ‘irresponsible’ ads. 

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How the marketing industry will look tomorrow

Back-to-school lessons from tomorrow’s top marketers

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

Marketing Academy scholars give their predictions for the future of the industry.

Attitudes to smart technology trends

Smart homes lack consumer connection

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Jonathan Bacon

Consumers cite cost and lack of usefulness as barriers to adoption.

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Q&A: Christina Smedley, PayPal

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Lucy Handley

As Paypal’s vice-president of global brand and communications, Christina Smedley is putting customer experience at the centre of its positioning.

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Mobile research under threat as consumers 'go dark'

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Lucy Tesseras

Location-specific market research is opening up new opportunities for brands yet a growing number of consumers are choosing to block this type of activity.

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Heineken creates location-based loyalty scheme to drive on-trade sales

Tue, 2 Sep 2014

Smaller pubs and bars to be rewarded for selling across the Heineken range in the UK. 

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Twitter suspends parody Tesco account

Tue, 2 Sep 2014

The @Tecso_Express account had been tweeting Tesco customers with expletive-filled messages.

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Should Tesco ditch Clubcard?

Tue, 2 Sep 2014

Clubcard was the bedrock of Tesco’s success but shoppers are now after a simpler value offering.

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HP launches biggest brand campaign in 12 years Video

Tue, 2 Sep 2014

Company hopes ‘new style of IT’ push will lead to business decision makers and other consumers reappraising the brand.

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Mars strikes partnership with (RED) to make ‘real impact’ on HIV awareness Video

Tue, 2 Sep 2014

Galaxy to launch special edition packs to promote charity tie-up.

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Burberry in personalisation push for launch of new fragrance

Tue, 2 Sep 2014

Luxury fashion brand to allow customers to make the marketing campaign ‘entirely their own’.

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Fitness First looks to prove fitness credentials with Team GB tie-up

Mon, 1 Sep 2014

Gym chain aims to inspire people with workouts based on athletes’ training.

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General Mills switches from volume-driven to brand-equity marketing Video

Mon, 1 Sep 2014

General Mills to focus pan-European charge around Häagen -Dazs, Old El Paso and Nature Valley.

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Tesco in discussions with Twitter to tackle parody account

Mon, 1 Sep 2014

’@Tecso_Express’ has been tweeting Tesco customers with sweary messages.

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ALS Association withdraws attempt to trademark ‘ice bucket challenge’

Mon, 1 Sep 2014

Charity says it filed the trademark ‘in good faith’ but has backed down following ‘public concern’.

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KFC launches pulled chicken to exploit ‘fashionable’ street food trend

Mon, 1 Sep 2014

KFC says innovation is its ‘biggest menu’ overhaul in the UK in 20 years.

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M&S hopes for halo effect with unifying brand campaign Video

Mon, 1 Sep 2014

Retailer sees 130th anniversary as perfect time to communicate what ‘makes the brand special’.

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M&S aligns food and GM marketing for first time under ‘Only M&S’ strapline Video

Mon, 1 Sep 2014

M&S drops ‘Leading Ladies’ and ’Make today delicious’ campaigns in message overhaul.

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