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‘Ladbrokes Life’ posters banned for endorsing irresponsible attitudes to gambling

TV, digital and outdoor campaign sparked 98 complaints, but only poster element banned.

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Nationalism and brands

The value of nationalism

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 | By Lucy Tesseras

The Scottish independence referendum has highlighted the issue of national identity but how important is the role of heritage for brands, particularly in today’s global market?

Why innovation is harder than it looks

Why innovation is harder than it looks Video

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

The ‘cool factor’ of innovation does not reflect the reality of the hard graft that comes with turning creative ideas into market-ready products or services, according to research seen exclusively by Marketing Week .

What your mobile phone brand says about you

What does a consumer’s mobile brand say about them?

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 | By Lucy Tesseras

Following the unveiling of Apple’s much anticipated iPhone 6 handset Marketing Week looks at what consumers’ mobile brand choice really says about them.

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Too many metrics: the perils of training marketers to calculate ROI

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 | By David Burrows

Fewer than one in six are confident measuring and evaluating campaign performance. 

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Converse uses adblock tech to ‘replace boring parts of the internet’ with its own ads Video

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Browser extension to transform other brands’ ads into Converse branded content.


Lenovo makes senior marketing appointment as it bids to become ‘top 10 brand’ in Europe

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Former Ogilvy & Mather worldwide managing director for global brands Jo Moore to support the drive.

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Coca-Cola signs up with London Eye to dominate the skyline

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Coca-Cola replaces EDF Energy as sponsor of the London Eye.

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Superdrug owner plans £37m investment to accelerate ecommerce growth

Tue, 16 Sep 2014

AS Watson launches innovation lab to help it reach 5% ecommerce sales target. 

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Guinness ‘on a quest’ for brand growth with craft variants Video

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Drinks maker commits to expand brand through innovation despite chequered history.

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Marketers, are you a ‘chief, champion or coach’?

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Research finds ‘huge skew’ in personality type, with marketers likely to be more extroverted. 

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TNT Post changes name to whistl Video

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Rebrand comes as whistl looks to expand rapidly in the UK and prove its innovation credentials with an electric unicycle trial.

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Gambling giants promise ad restrictions as pressure grows

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power launch self-regulatory body to promote responsible gambling.


Brands looking for fewer, bigger NGO partnerships

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Brands place more emphasis on long-term tie-ups to mimic success of M&S and Oxfam partnership.

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Thomson aims for stronger branding in new campaign

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Thomson’s campaign to springboard off its smile logo with ad featuring cuddly bear.

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Phones 4U brand at risk as administrators called in

Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Marketing jobs at risk as analysts question long-term viability of brand. 

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The Marketing Week Video

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

Welcome to The Marketing Week, your guide to the good, the bad and the ugly in the marketing industry over the last seven days.

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Notonthehighstreet repositions as lifestyle brand Video

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

Online marketplace aims to expand customers base and increase sales.


Ebay performs u-turn on in-app ads

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

UK ad boss says eBay will take ‘curated’ approach to signing up advertisers to ensure customers only see ads from brands they love.

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