LONDON: The UK’s governing Conservative Party has had to withdraw an offer of branded water bottles in the style of ITV2’s Love Island after a campaign to gather young voters’ details appeared on Instagram.
GLOBAL: Licensing well-known characters can help a brand achieve cut-through and differentiation but marketers considering this approach need to be aware that the processes and priorities involved are very different to those of the ad industry.
KUALA LUMPUR: Counterfeiting is rife in Asia and no longer affects just high-end brands, but now extends to any product with a logo, a leading representative from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned.
BEIJING: Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, has unveiled several significant enhancements to its Intellectual Property Protection (IPP) Platform as it seeks to reassure brands that its online marketplaces are safe from counterfeiters.
This article addresses the American movement against "patent trolls", firms that purchase broad patents created solely for the purpose of suing, or threatening to sue, companies that use certain technologies, devices, or business methods.
Lee Curtis, Admap, June 2006, Issue 473, pp. 55-57
Lee Curtis, a trademark attorney at the Leeds office of Pinsent Masons, discusses the dangers that Google, Xerox and Jacuzzi run if they fail to protect their trade marks - and the ways to prevent familiar brand names going the same way as escalator, linoleum, and, even, sandwich.
Analysing the results of a global WARC survey of senior strategists, The Future of Strategy Report provides both quantitative and qualitative data on the current state and future expectations of the discipline.
This article explores the current writing and thinking on the subject of masterbrands and the strategies that propel them: a dominant, overarching frame in which various products, services, and brands, operate.
This report analyses results from a global WARC survey of senior agency planners, covering the current state of the strategic discipline, future opportunities and challenges, and guidance on building the planning team of the future.
This article offers an overview of how marketing drives business performance by explaining the theories of buyer behaviour, the ways that marketing can influence that behaviour and how advertising works.