FT's: Frances Brindle, the global marketing director of the Financial Times, said: "This new creative could not be more topical and supports the argument that cutting back on advertising spend in recessionary or turbulent times hands a significant advantage to your competitors. There is considerable evidence to suggest that companies that continue to invest in advertising in tough times emerge stronger than those that don't."
Fact: Faced with a downturn, many businesses cut advertising and marketing spend. But it's their biggest commercial mistake. In every recession of the past 90 years, independent studies show that the businesses who increase their advertising spend are the ones who survive the tough times and thrive afterwards.
Independent studies show that advertising in a downturn gives you increased share of voice, increased market share and increased profitability over time.
The companies who increased their spend in a recession were the only ones whose profits rose substantially when the economy recovered.
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