Tesco removes one billion pieces of plastic

Tesco has announced that it has removed one billion pieces of plastic from its UK business in just one year. In 2020, by working with its suppliers, plastic that Tesco has removed includes:Plastic shrink wrap around branded and own-label tinned multi-packs e.g. soup, tinned tomatoes, sweetcorn secondary lids from yoghurts, fresh cream, picnic salads and baby wipes Plastic wraps from branded and own label greetings cards Small plastic bags used to pack loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items Plastic from Christmas products and packaging e.g. crackers no longer contain plastic…

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Interview with Dr. Rebecca Swift, Global Head of Creative Insights for iStock on the importance of inclusivity in imagery and their new Disability Collection

There are an estimated 14.1 million disabled people in the UK, according to national disability charity Scope. Yet, people with disabilities are often completely absent from brands’ marketing campaigns or in the mainstream media.  Over the years, brands have paid increasing attention to race, sexuality and gender equality, but more still needs to be done to represent all form of disabilities, even the non-visible. This is especially important as according to a recent survey led by Getty Images globally, over two-thirds (68%) of consumers say it’s important to them that…

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Just.Marketing Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists of the inaugural Just.Marketing Awards have been announced today, with the winners to be named at an online ceremony on the 21st January, 2021.  The Awards reflect the outstanding work across the marketing industry in the UK, and were judged by some of the leading marketers from organisations like UKTV, FleishmanHillard Fishburn, Fever PR, Realia Marketing, Franklin Rae PR, Immediate Future, and Sunny Side Up Comms. PRCA Director General Francis Ingham MPRCA said: “This pandemic has shown the power and necessity of professional marketing. The finalists in the…

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Zoom partners with Together to help build a connected society and community spirit

Zoom Video Communications, Inc.  have announced a partnership with Together, a coalition that brings people together and bridges divides to build a more connected society. One of the key campaigns of the year was #ChristmasTogether, which asked people to reach out to someone who might be feeling lonely, anxious, living alone or shielding over the festive period or sign up to support someone as a NHS Volunteer responder. The campaign has already been backed by the likes of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the UK Prime Minister and Hollywood Star Michael…

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NatWest Group appoints James Close to lead climate change agenda

James Close, who was director for climate change at the World Bank for four years until 2018, will join NatWest as Director, Climate in the new year from London Waste and Recycling Board, a partnership between the Mayor of London and the London boroughs working to reduce consumption-based emissions and waste. In his new role at NatWest Group, James will define and deliver a roadmap for the response to climate-related risks and opportunities. He will also set up and lead a climate centre of excellence to help the bank deliver…

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