The Secret Marketer is one of you. He or she is an anonymous marketer in a large business, dealing with the daily trials and tribulations of proving the value of marketing, commissioning advertising and adopting new techniques to reach customers. The Secret Marketer tells Marketing Week exactly what is on his or her mind.

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The recession's impact on marketing is permanent

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 | By Secret Marketer

Customers are now more demanding and marketers need to work harder to gain and retain their custom.

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Lidl’s £20m statement of intent

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

The launch of its first brand campaign proves Lidl wants to be seen as a supermarket, not just a discounter.

Mindi Chahal

Social media based real-time analytics are a force for good

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

Real-time insight is an important step in becoming more relevant to consumers.

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Data teams must wise up to wearables

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 | By Jonathan Bacon

Brands should prepare for an explosion of ‘quantified self’ data.

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Coke Life is the harbinger of death for Coca-Cola

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 | By Mark Ritson

To succeed, Coke Life needs to be both low calorie and natural. It’s neither.

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The test for the ALS Association is exploiting the ice bucket challenge buzz Video

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By Sebastian Joseph

Fundraising stunt should serve as a template for future campaigns.

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Morrisons’ lurch from message to message is not a recipe for success

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By Sarah Vizard

Using a well-worn line will not provide stand out.

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An open letter to intrepid young marketer Alfred Ajani...

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By Ruth Mortimer

A plucky young graduate has made headlines begging for a career in marketing. Let’s help.

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Cross device strategies need smarter tracking

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

Brands need to think about how they are gathering insight across devices.

Mark Ritson

There's only one Man Utd but several Manchester Cities

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Mark Ritson

The contests between the red-branded house and a blue house of brands has kicked off.

Viewability = opportunity

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

The IAB’s plans to release video viewability standards in Q4 will encourage advertisers to maximise the visibility of their ads. Viewability figures should offer a powerful data pool for brands, enabling them to employ real data insights to inform their strategy.

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The psychological strategies behind successful blogs

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Nathalie Nahaï

Content marketers should make sure they build “trust” cues into blogs.

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Are we living in the technology "stone age"?

21 August 2014 | By Ruth Mortimer

The era of smart connected tech devices has begun, but many consumers remain unconvinced.

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