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Lego admits Ai Weiwei snub 'mistake', Amazon reports record profits...and more

Lego admits Ai Weiwei snub 'mistake', Amazon reports record profits...and more

Welcome to Marketing's early morning roundup, a daily shot of news and a recap of the best longer reads and videos.

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When it comes to supermarket promotions, marketers must be the voice of the consumer

When it comes to supermarket promotions, marketers must be the voice of the consumer

Supermarkets are seen as one of the most authentic sectors - but must be relentlessly customer-focused to maintain this, says Chris Daly, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

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Pick of the week: Boots No7 "ready for more" by Mother

Pick of the week: Boots No7 "ready for more" by Mother

The new ad for Boots No7 is this week's pick.

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Asda changes its promotions after competition watchdog reviews supermarket practices

Asda changes its promotions after competition watchdog reviews supermarket practices

Asda's promotions have been singled out in a drive by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to make supermarket price promotions clearer for shoppers.

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Argos' Black Friday ad banned

Argos' Black Friday ad banned

A Black Friday ad for Argos promoting discounted laptops has been banned for being "misleading" after it failed to show how it was meeting demand.

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Peak iPhone? Apple reports first sales drop in 13 years...and more

Peak iPhone? Apple reports first sales drop in 13 years...and more

Welcome to Marketing's early morning roundup, a daily shot of news and a recap of the best longer reads and videos.

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BHS: the struggling retailer's best ads

BHS: the struggling retailer's best ads

Now that the troubled retailer has filed for administration, Campaign takes a look at BHS's ads over the past few years.

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Why Tesco is pioneering frictionless grocery shopping

Why Tesco is pioneering frictionless grocery shopping

Tesco became the first British retailer to sign up to 'If This Then That' last week, allowing technically-minded customers to set up automatic grocery orders on Tesco.com.

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BHS row draws in Green as government seeks buyer, Costa sales up... and more

BHS row draws in Green as government seeks buyer, Costa sales up... and more

Welcome to Marketing's early morning roundup, a daily shot of news and a recap of the best longer reads and videos.

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Boots launches 'Soltan Sun Ready' summer safety campaign in schools

Boots launches 'Soltan Sun Ready' summer safety campaign in schools

Summer might feel far off, but Boots will be teaching kids the benefits of slapping on their factor 30 with its 'Soltan Sun Ready' campaign for schools.

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BHS administration threatens 11,000 jobs...and more

BHS administration threatens 11,000 jobs...and more

Welcome to Marketing's early morning roundup, a daily shot of news and a recap of the best longer reads and videos.

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Selfridges fights female objectification in balletic lingerie campaign

Selfridges fights female objectification in balletic lingerie campaign

Selfridges has actively tried to fight clichéd images of women in underwear for its latest lingerie shoot, which stars amateur models with different body shapes and ethnicities.

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Homebase deletes 'tasteless' Prince tweet

Homebase deletes 'tasteless' Prince tweet

UK DIY store chain Homebase has been accused of bad taste for publishing a promotional tweet for the brand that contained #RIPPRINCE.

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Google parent Alphabet hit by traffic costs, man boobs beat nipple ban...and more

Google parent Alphabet hit by traffic costs, man boobs beat nipple ban...and more

Welcome to Marketing's early morning roundup, a daily shot of news and a recap of the best longer reads and videos.

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Asda teams with Umbro for exclusive George range of sports and leisurewear

Asda teams with Umbro for exclusive George range of sports and leisurewear

George at Asda has launched a three year partnership with Umbro, which will see the retailer offer an exclusively designed range of Umbro products.

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M&S insights director Nathan Ansell: embrace failure and be clear about what you stand for

M&S insights director Nathan Ansell: embrace failure and be clear about what you stand for

Marketers should learn to "fail fast", according to Marks & Spencer director of loyalty, customer insights & analytics Nathan Ansell.

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New Balance confronts inner demons in ad starring Aaron Ramsey and Joe Root

New Balance confronts inner demons in ad starring Aaron Ramsey and Joe Root

New Balance is taking a look at the battles people fight within themselves for its 'you are your toughest opponent' campaign.

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The supermarket war heats up

The supermarket war heats up

The industry is on high alert as grocers rethink their creative and media strategies.

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Brands rip up media plan in the face of disruption

Brands rip up media plan in the face of disruption

Tesco is in the middle of an extraordinary media planning experiment.

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Ikea "wonderful life" by Mother

Ikea "wonderful life" by Mother

Ikea usually opts for style over schmaltz in its advertising, but the retailer's latest spot by Mother is a chocolate-box retelling of a couple's life together.

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