Alex Brownsell, WARC Exclusive, October 2019
Speaking exclusively to WARC, Kelly Williams, ITV’s managing director/commercial, revealed that the broadcaster is seeing a surge of interest from new-to-TV brands precisely at the moment that some of the medium’s most dependable advertisers are slashing budgets.
Following Amazon’s widely-publicised foray into cashierless stores, a group of startups are now chasing the prize of creating the tech underlying what is believed to be a new phase of convenience retail – but the e-commerce giant will be tough to ...
There are some innovations only big companies can pull off, but there is also plenty that their size prevents them from doing and at times they need to partner with other companies and overcome their differences; here’s how Diageo does it.
Anna Hamill, Event Reports, Vivatech, May 2019
Alibaba’s Jack Ma, one of the world’s most influential businesspeople, offers his advice on adopting the principles of entrepreneurialism and how Alibaba became one of the world’s most successful brands.
Disruption followed by stratospheric growth rates have long been the start-up ideal, but a new study explores the foundational elements of sustainable growth that apply both to early-stage firms and established brands.
Stephen Whiteside, Event Reports, Breaking Brand, May 2019
Research by effectiveness experts Les Binet and Peter Field found that advertising can play a vital role for digital-first enterprises, even if these brands often diminish the role of paid-for communications.
Luckin Coffee is a coffee company best known as the one-year-old challenging Starbucks in China. The homegrown startup has now filed for an IPO in the United States, as it races to open more outlets than its Seattle-based competitor.
A storm of probes, alleged misdemeanours, and reports of a toxic working culture has gathered over the UK fintech company Revolut, as the once fresh face of the finance world starts to look much like the old guard.
Rarely thought of as best in class players in the voice space, Apple is the latest big company to acquire voice technology talent through its acquisition of PullString, a startup that makes voice experience design tools.
Established companies are taking note of the direct-brand revolution and “following fast” in this space via a mix of acquisitions, partnerships and innovations, according to Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the Interactive Advertising ...
US coffee chain Starbucks is well-established in China, where it has been operating for 20 years and has grown to be the market leader, but it is now facing serious competition from a Chinese start-up that launched just 15 months ago.
Olga Kudryashova and Hessa Al Sudairy, WPP Atticus Awards, Highly commended, 2018
Several factors have led the 'connected' generation of Saudi Arabia to develop a new business model: services, ready-made and made-to-order goods are being promoted, sold and delivered by private individuals almost entirely using Instagram and WhatsApp.