Ever since the referendum result was announced, there has a been a firestorm of recrimination about the lies and half-truths that both sides told. Nick Peters and Danny Rogers, Editor in Chief at PR Week and Group Editor in Chief at The Brand Republic Group, discuss what the EU Referendum campaign means from a PR expert’s perspective. Danny also compares one of the PR strategies used in the 2015 general election, the fear of change, and how this same approach achieved very different results in the referendum. Nick also looks at artisan craft-based advertising with copy writing expert Nick Parker and John Donovan of GumGum.
Nick Peters speaks to Dilesh Bhimjiani, Co-Founder of Viva, about Alitalia's re-branding strategy- 'Made of Italy'- and why, after years of decline, this is the company's first step towards financial recovery. Nick also looks at the marketing phenomenon of the Smiley with Matt Winton, Marketing Director of the Smiley Company.
Nick Peters focuses on the marketing of food with Arwa Mahdawi, writer and brand strategist, about the figure of Edward Bernays and his pioneering role in marketing which changed a nation’s diet. Nick and Paul Miller, of Vuelio, look at bloggers and how thousands are able to turn their talent into an income.
How are advertisers deliberately deceiving consumers? Chris Daly, Chartered Institute Marketing Chief Executive, explains how this phenomenon occurs and why it can't be easily spotted. Nick Peters looks at the role of affiliate marketing and how it has become a huge business with Kevin Edwards, Global Client Strategy Director at Affiliate Window, while Mark Finney, of ISBA, explains the threat of ad fraud, the scale of this organised crime and how it's costing advertisers billions of pounds every year.
Nick Peters opens the programme discussing M&S' new summer advert with Brand Consultant Adrian Day, together they look at the company's new approach to recover and grow the M&S clothing brand. Colin Williamson explores how the world of journalist is changing after CityAm's new strategy to tear down the editorial and commercial divide; while Sam Scott, Head of Video at The Drum, explains their latest series, Cliche Killers- a satirical take on the Top 12 cliches in advertising.
The scandal hit Co-op has come back from the brink of disaster and is now rebranding itself for a brighter future – by reviving the old blue Co-op logo and focusing increasingly on serving its membership with dividends and lower prices. Nick talks to Campaign’s Simon Gwynn.
The Radiocentre, which beats the drum on behalf of the commercial radio industry, has launched a bold and imaginative ad campaign that directs specially-composed songs at senior marketers in companies like Unilever and John Lewis. Nick talks to client director at the Radiocentre, Lucy Barrett and to Andy Nairn of the Lucky Generals agency that created the campaign. Andy also talks about the agency’s strategy for success, which includes a contribution from Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges.
How well are marketing and advertising companies responding to calls for them to become more engaged with consumers? Nick Peters discusses the 'age of the consumer' with Chris Daly, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He also looks at the merging of Marketing Magazine and Campaign under the one brand, 'Campaign', with Maisie McCabe and Gemma Charles, Joint Deputy Editors at Campaign.
Copywriting Expert, Nick Parker, joins Nick Peters explaining the new phenomenon of artisan craft based advertising, questioning why it has become so popular in today's corporate and technology-led society. John Donovan, GumGum's UK Vice President, looks back at some iconic ads of the 70s and 80s and debates how they would perform in today's media environment, while Paul Drake, Director of D&AD, discusses his new scheme, New Blood Shift, which aims to recruit more young people from more diverse backgrounds into the creative industries.
Nick Peters speaks to Debbie Morrison of ISBA, which represents British advertisers, about how advertising agencies must be much more transparent in their dealings with brands. Nick also discusses with Ian Barber, of Advertising Association, that the industry needs to persuade society of the value advertising delivers, to counter growing public and political mistrust. While, Marketing Week Magazine journalist, Mindi Chahal looks at the reasons why UK companies lag behind their US counterparts when it comes to customer service.
This week Nick Peters focuses on rebranding, using Coca Cola as his prime example. He speaks to branding expert Adrian Day on how the adverts for the iconic fizzy drink have completely changed, especially as health campaigns emerged to fight obesity. Nick also analyses how online content has changed for brands and advertisers since the birth of the Internet with Max Tatton-Brown, from Augur. Nick also compares YouTube video campaigns as more powerful advertising tools than TV adverts with Joe Wade, Founder of Don’t Panic and BAFTA-winning filmmaker.