Digests

Philips Consumer Communications has appointed Sanyo UK product marketing manager, Tim Mashman, as its new UK marketing director and Guy Buyst as general manager for its Europe, Middle East and African operations.

David Atter, the former Tango marketing manager, is joining the BBC’s commercial online operator, beeb, as sales and marketing director.

Richards, the Sears fashion chain, has appointed Dominic Galvin as managing director. Galvin was finance director at sister company Miss Selfridge.

Canadian Airlines has launched a new look to cover its airline fleet and company communications. The design by Landor Associates features a stylised Canadian goose which will stretch from the tailplane across one-third of the fuselage.

The Body Shop says full-year profits will fall below City estimates, after Christmas like-for-like sales fell by six per cent in the UK and by two per cent world-wide.

Tesco’s marketing director for Czech and Slovak operations, Hugh Simpson, has left to join marketing consultancy NCH as European marketing director.

National Car Rental has signed a three-year deal to become Official Car Rental Company of the PGA European golf tour.

Eidos Interactive, the computer games publisher, has appointed John Davis, formerly of Microprose, as marketing director.

Swallowfield, the cosmetics and toiletries company, has appointed former Jaeger marketing director Teresa White as marketing director.

BT Internet has appointed Stephen Brown as senior product marketing manager.

Lloyds TSB is to sponsor the Corrs’ February tour. A specially adapted version of the band’s single ‘What can I do’ will feature in the bank’s new national TV campaign which breaks on February 17 and was created by Saatchi & Saatchi.

Van den Bergh Foods has revealed the new packaging for its Oxo gravy granules range, designed by agency Design Bridge. The range will be supported by a 1.5m marketing spend over the first three months of the year.

Anchor Foods is to operate as New Zealand Milk from January 24 following the restructuring of Anchor’s parent company, the New Zealand Dairy Board. The parent company is now split into two strategic business units, one focused on the consumer dairy market and the other on industrial dairy ingredients sector.

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