Case study: Adidas uses WhatsApp to engage amateur football teams through ‘rent a player’ helpline as part of launch

Adidas found a smart way to get WhatsApp working in its marketing, by creating a hotline to help amateur football teams replace missing players at the last minute. And to build excitement, they added the chance of some global superstar talent. A brilliant social media stunt that hacked the model of WhatsApp.

Marketing budgets drop at fastest rate since last recession amid Covid-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has led to cuts to all forms of marketing activity in the UK, dropping 6.1% overall, but marketers are being urged to think twice before pulling spend, according to the latest IPA Bellwether report.

Campaign of the week: Nike’s ‘Living Room Cup’ pits social media users against Cristiano Ronaldo in workout challenge

With lockdown policies in effect amid Covid-19, Nike has launched “Living Room Cup,” a digital workout series that offers those at home a new space to compete against Nike pro athletes through weekly fitness challenges.

Only 5% of Brits want brands to ‘pause advertising altogether’ during Coronavirus pandemic

Almost half (42%) of UK consumers want ads to make them feel more informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but only 5% of Brits would like brands to pause their advertising altogether, according to new research.