Premier Beverages, which owns the Typhoo Tea brand, has appointed Procter & Gamble general manager for paper products Gabi Baron as head of marketing. She will report to commercial director Neil Gillis. Gillis says the review of Premier’s 4m advertising account has been put on hold until she takes up the position early next month.
United Biscuits has appointed Young’s managing director Wynne Griffiths as KP managing director. He takes the role from Ian Woodhead, who will become UB’s UK finance director.
Chrysalis record division has appointed Richard Engler as its UK marketing director. He joins from East West Records where he was head of US and affiliate labels.
Guinness and GrandMet, which announced on May 12 they are to merge, have appointed design agency Wolff Olins to work on the corporate identities and logos of the new combined group, GMG Brands, and the combined spirits businesses, UDV.
The jury has retired in the Abbey National fraud trial.
Martini is changing its bottle shape for the first time since its launch in 1863, and introducing updated label designs across Europe.
Anheuser-Busch is launching a sampling campaign in 50 Scottish pubs and bars this month for its beer brand Mich Golden, as part of a 1m marketing drive.
Telegraph books manager Vicky Unwin has been appointed director of Telegraph Enterprises, the division responsible for all reader offers at the paper, including the books, arts and motoring clubs.
The Enid Blyton Company reports a near sell-out in two days of its new range of Noddy merchandise at London toy store Hamleys.
Sainsbury’s has launched a local advertising campaign (right), which accuses rival Tesco of ‘foul play’ for claiming in ads that a basket of products purchased at Tesco costs 8.18 less than the same products bought at Sainsbury’s.
Goldfish credit card is entering ‘stage two’ of this year’s marketing programme with a promotional tie-up with DIY chain Do It All and a radio campaign which will undergo a trial in the South. Both activities will run throughout June.
British Gas Energy Centres is to market its products direct to shoppers’ homes in a tie-up with mail order company Grattan, part of the German Otto Versand group.