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This Christmas, brands will spend millions trying to entice customers to action – to choose their particular product or service over another, to get their message across, to get their Facebook post liked and shared...
Each will be trying to carve a unique space in people’s hearts “guaranteeing” their share of the Christmas buzz and spend. This year it has started earlier than ever – the blockbuster ads have been out for what feels like weeks, the mince pies are on the shelves and your Christmas ‘essentials’ could be found as early as August on some retailers’ shelves.
But just how important is marketing activity in getting customers to act? Is it even worth it or are people’s minds already made up? What can brands do to really connect? Does investment in a long term loyalty programme help?
And how can Brand Partnerships be used to help cut through in this increasingly over-whelming cluttered world?