Mark Ritson is is the PPA Columnist of The Year for business media in 2013. Mark has a PhD in marketing and has been a faculty member at some of the world's leading business schools, including MIT and Melbourne Business School. He has worked extensively as a consultant for some of the largest brands in the world. His former clients include McKinsey, Adidas, PepsiCo, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Baxter, De Beers, Ericsson, Sephora, and WD40. For eight years, he has also served as advisor and in-house professor for LVMH, the world's largest luxury group.
Adidas must avoid getting swept up in the real-time marketing hype and focus on driving its bottom line.
Both eBay and M&S have revamped their websites to focus on content but they need to make sure they aren’t ignoring conversion in the search for engagement.
Repeating analytics on mobile marketing is vital to effectiveness.
A couple of months ago I mentioned that I was going out to pitch for a new agency to join my creative roster.
If brands are going to use shock tactics, they need to make sure their cause has public permission to push the boundaries.