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|WARC: Word-of-mouth is key to digital for Unilever|
|Wednesday, 23 December 2009 09:14|
Simon Clift, the FMCG giant's chief marketing officer, has previously championed the use of social media as a means of connecting with consumers.
According to Rangaiah, one of the disadvantages of utilising digital platforms is that they are "much more labor-intensive with a lot more front-end money put into development of the campaigns."
More positively, he suggested, "because of the whole concept of pass along and word-of-mouth and building tools that allow you to share, you can generate more impressions that cost less."
The Anglo-Dutch corporation has recently appointed a number of agencies to handle global new media duties for brands like Axe and Dove.
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