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Marketing during a crisis – How brands should determine whether to pause a campaign

When the world grapples with the aftermath of a natural disaster, a domestic terrorist attack, or a global pandemic, brands may need to “pause” their marketing efforts. Read the room properly so as not to appear selfish, tone-deaf, or opportunistic. It’s beautiful when they nail it. If they don’t, the results can be dire. Brands need to determine how they would market, or if they should continue their marketing efforts, during a crisis. Brands should pause their campaigns during: Natural disasters. Pausing a campaign after a natural disaster is common, but brands can also pause in anticipation of dangerous…

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