Kevin Plank has taken out a full-page newspaper ad to clarify his position on immigration after the company's own celebrity endorsers slammed his support of Donald Trump and an analyst slapped a sell call on its shares.
Super Bowl LI advertisements added to the supercharged political zeitgeist on Sunday, as a number of brands took direct stabs at social issues, while others dipped a toe into them.
Sometimes marketing a brand and a company is too important to be left to the marketers alone. When brand refinement or redefinition is part of a strategic plan, its significance requires CEO attention.
Looking for ways to drive revenue growth in a slow-growing global economy, more CEOs are creating the position of “chief growth officer.”
Many of America’s biggest companies are struggling through some of the most difficult times in their histories—Campbell Soup, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, RadioShack, Target, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods among them. But the most woebegone of all might be Sears.
History shows that ignoring or missing a major consumer trend or behavioral shift can have significant detrimental effects on brand survival. Some never recover, but others have learned how to reinvent themselves. Here are some suggestions for revitalizing a brand, from CEOs who have achieved it.
Is crowdsourcing the new front line for demand-driven manufacturing? Foodmanufacturing.com editor Holly Henschen reports that food processors are trying to use social media to identify new product formulations and hopefully boost new customers and advertisers.
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