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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?

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The new world of predictive marketing

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By Ashley Friedlein

B2B automated marketing techniques are set to take off in B2C.

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As Phones4U illustrates, a direct connection with customers is your lifeline

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By Ruth Mortimer

Brands are cutting out third parties to cultivate the customer.

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How Samsung took the wind out of Apple’s sails Video

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By Mark Ritson

Samsung played a blinder in aggressively undermining the Apple iPhone6 launch.

A convincing story doesn’t make a brand authentic

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

I was surprised by the list generated in the ‘Authentic branding’ article. I concur that many on the list are famous brands with strong emotional connections to their customers and can be assigned large monetary brand value, but I am not sure that they are truly authentic. 

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Can you be too good at marketing?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By Secret Marketer

How do you cope with a call to be less successful?

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Triple G brands

Why good deeds pay off for brands

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By Jonathan Bacon

Good actions, high-quality service and an emotional connection with consumers are more valuable to brand longevity than tangible assets like profits, research finds.

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Staff christmas parties

How to use the Christmas bash for smarter staff engagement

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By Morag Cuddeford-Jones

Bigger Christmas parties are back on the agenda and the correct approach can pay dividends.

Kleenex

Q&A: Sophie Woodford, European marketing director, Kleenex

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

As Kimberly-Clark invests £2 million in redesigning Kleenex its European marketing director talks about standing out in a crowded category.

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If cable TV providers ruled the world

Wed, 17 Sep 2014