20. Aldi & McCann Manchester: The power of entertaining advertising to solve business challenges and propel growth.

In 2022 Aldi bounced back into the Global Top 100 Brands, having increased its value by 20% to $21bn. Aldi had the most effective UK Christmas ad last year and in is one of six brands to be nominated for Marketing Week’s UK brand of the year. Aldi is on the verge of taking over from Morrisons as the UK’s fourth biggest supermarket, it’s growth being far ahead of everyone else in a category that saw all but Tesco lose their share of wallet in the 12 weeks to July 10. Effective communications is one of the key pillars underpinning Aldi’s growth in the UK. In this podcast Jamie Peate, McCann’s UK head of Effectiveness and MWGs Global Head of Retail Strategy, talks about how McCann Manchester and Aldi have a shared effectiveness culture and ways of working that leads to the creation of entertaining and distinctive brand centric communications that solve business challenges and play a key role in propelling Aldi’s growth.