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The famous slogan has been revived for KFC’s latest advertising campaign, after a year on temporary hiatus as the brand responded to Covid-19.
The strategic importance of search is clearer than ever, and shows how digital and classical marketing have further converged during the pandemic.
In the first of a series of articles looking at what it takes to build brands effectively, Boots, Yorkshire Tea and Cadbury – three of the five brands shortlisted for the coveted Brand of the Year prize at the Marketing Week Awards – share their thoughts on the importance of brand diagnosis and positioning.
The brand value of UK companies fell 14% this year, compared with 1% growth in 2022, according to BrandZ’s latest UK ranking.
Boohoo expects revenues to decline by between 12% and 17% in its full 2024 financial year but says it remains committed to investing in marketing for the long-term health of its brands.
Gender-fluid fashion is reaching a cultural apex so mainstream fashion brands looking to capitalise on its growing popularity need to be prepared to speak about it authentically – and with confidence.