Ramadan, the 30-day period of ritual fasting and abstinence marked by Muslims around the world, has come to an end for another year. But what have brands learned about their campaign strategies around such cultural holidays – and can they take the lessons on board for the next opportunity to spike their business growth? Chris Baldwin takes a look at how they can hone their marketing and embrace different cultures.
A new survey has revealed how marketing professionals are struggling to convince decision-makers about the value of content marketing, due to a mix of high expectation and a lack of focus in terms of clear marketing ROI. And, while budgets are growing, it is getting harder to deliver the results now demanded by those holding the purse-strings. Marketers are under more scrutiny than ever, as the pressure is on to achieve the desired result. Kirsty Daniel investigates the survey findings.
In 2017, May 10 was declared the annual ‘Chinese Brands Day’ as the Chinese government, keen to build the country’s influence internationally, looked to help promote 'Made In China’ brands. Here, Doreen Wang gives her thoughts on the impact of the initiative just after its first anniversary and looks at how Chinese brands focus on growth.