YOC AG (Frankfurt, Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005932735) records 20% revenue growth in the first half of the current financial year resulting in expected revenue growth of 30% to €3M for the second quarter 2016.
YOC realised revenue growth year-on-year for the third quarter in a row. This results from the steady growth in the D-A-C-H region as well as the positive revenue trends in the company’s other European locations, in particular the Spanish subsidiary. [more…]
— Will Corry (@slievemore) July 23, 2016
It is definitely not a good thing when advertising legend Sir John Hegarty describes your spot as "the most stupid thing" the has even seen in his whole life.
That is exactly what happened to a recent Nivea ad, created by German and agency, Jung Von Matt/Elbe- this unfortunate and features a robotic seagull that poops sunscreen on children. [more…]
By Susan Perolls, Cannes Correspondent for theMarketingblog (from a series of events and interviews across Day One of Cannes Innovation Festival)
As Cannes Lions welcomes its mini Innovation Festival for the second year, it’s interesting to hear speakers telling us that, while the elements that make up innovation (data x tech x ideas) are driving the changes and growth in the industry, there is also a ‘back to basics’ mentality in the minds of senior practitioners. They want to do great things and do them better – but in order to do so there is a desire to bring rigour to a lot of advertising processes that has got lost along the way.
Royal Mail MarketReach today releases new research revealing that the majority (81 per cent) of UK SMEs believe marketing is ‘critical’ or ‘essential’ to their business growth, with 37 per cent believing it is the primary driver of their business.
The research demonstrates that SMEs are ambitious and focused on growth, with nearly nine out of ten (89 per cent) looking to grow their business this year.
The research findings are published in a new guide from SMEs Smart Marketing for Small Businesses which can be downloaded here and looks at the business ambitions and marketing challenges of UK SMEs in 2016.
Sainsbury’s is currently reviewing its UK ad account with AMV BBDO, after a 40-year tenure (with a brief interregnum at M&C Saatchi), the first such review for 11 years
It seems to be casting its net quite widely, at least in terms of the getting-to-know-you ‘chemistry’ meetings with indies Lucky Generals and Joint on the long list along with WPP agencies Grey and CHI (49.9 per cent owned by WPP but increasingly operating as part of the WPP fold). [more…]