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HSBC, Benefit, and Zoopla on restructuring marketing teams to be future-focused  

According to Marketing Week’s Career and Salary Survey 2021, 46.3% of marketers have experienced the introduction of a new team structure over the past 12 months, while 22.6% have seen their teams merge with other departments or functions. At the Festival of Marketing, Marketing Week’s Deputy Editor, Lucy Tessaras, chaired a panel featuring Lou Bennett, […]

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Wunderman Thompson CSO Sid McGrath on repairing fractured retail brands

On day two of Festival of Marketing’s Fast Forward event, Wunderman Thompson’s Chief Strategy Officer, Sid McGrath, emphasised the increasing need to identify fractured brands in retail and the reasons why such fracturing is occurring. Perhaps most importantly, he shared his tips on how to make these brands whole again to deliver a first-class, coherent experience that will keep customers returning.

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Sky TV’s Marketing Director on innovating in the SVOD market

Demand for SVOD services (or subscription video on demand) has surged in the past 18 months, with one in two British customers now paying for multiple streaming services at the same time.  In light of this, Sunny Bhurji, Sky TV’s Marketing Director, spoke at the Festival of Marketing this week about how the organisation has […]

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Diageo on D2C strategy, owning search and adapting to new consumer moments

For brands who primarily sold to or interacted with customers via a physical venue, the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown that it brought prompted an abrupt shift towards finding ways to interact with customers in the digital realm instead. This was particularly true for beverage company Diageo, which owns drinks brands like Guinness, Baileys, Smirnoff, […]

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Babylon Health on customer engagement strategy and email design

At Day Two of the Festival of Marketing: the Bottom Line, Catherine Allan, Associate Director CRM at Babylon Health, laid out the approach that the brand takes to customer engagement, how it is facilitated by collaboration across the organisation, and how messaging across different channels works together to smooth the customer journey.

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How Confused.com rebuilt its brand through customer insight, doing things differently and taking a long-term view

The insurance comparison market is a colourful, competitive place full of larger-than-life marketing characters, from opera-singing men to catchphrase-uttering meerkats, all of them vying for consumer attention and recall. From 2016 to 2017, Confused.com also had its own memorable character in the form of James Corden, who was the face of the brand’s ‘Drivers Win’ […]