Anheuser-Busch InBev is swarming in criticism stemming from part of its “Up for Whatever” campaign, by BBDO. The company has published 140 scroll messages on its bottles since the campaign’s inception two years ago. One of the messages came under fire last week, “the perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary,” which has been linked to rape culture.
The Heinz-Kraft merger announced Wednesday will form the fifth biggest food and beverage company worldwide. While the marketing budget will not take a big hit, the combined firm will implement a lean marketing strategy based on zero-based budgeting: spending money on advertising that is proven to work and generate a strong return on investment.
(New Yorker Online Homepage, 7/14/14) A recent article in the New York Times discusses the New Yorker’s plans to alter its online strategy. The publication plans to redesign its website, both on the backend to […]
(source – Forbes, 2014) For those of us whose business is marketing and more specifically, advertising, it is always interesting to see a part of it jump into the national spotlight this time of year. […]