Month: October 2002

That was the other Kelvin MacKenzie…

The Diary would like its readers to put their hands together for TalkSport, the UK’s only national commercial sports radio station, which – according to a statement released to the International Stock Exchange’s Regulatory News Service, quoting the latest Rajar figures – has just overtaken Virgin AM in terms of weekly reach, hours listened and […]


First Choice Holidays has appointed former Cosmos managing director Nigel Wright to the newly created role of planning and development director.

Alldays jobs under threat in takeover

Alldays marketing director Sally Nichols’ position is under review, after the convenience chain was acquired from the receivers by the Co-operative Group, in a £131m deal. It is likely that many of the 600 Alldays shops will be rebranded under the Co-op Welcome convenience store brand. A spokeswoman for the Co-op Group says: “At the […]


Granada’s programming boss in London, Grant Mansfield, is leaving to join RDF Television.


Channel 4’s marketing team has been reduced by three as a result of restructuring.


Selfridges is launching a newly designed own-label range of food and wine in November.

Blue Cross hires head of marketing

The Blue Cross, the animal welfare charity, has appointed Tony Samuel, the deputy director of fundraising at the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), as marketing and fundraising director. Samuel has worked for the RNID for more than two years and prior to that spent a similar time at Oxfam as donor recruitment manager. […]

COVER STORY: Who’s been taken for a mug?

Tetley’s plans to revive its fortunes and those of the tea industry as a whole appear to be in tatters after last week’s devastating rulings by advertising watchdogs against health claims made by the brand (MW last week). In a bitter twist for the tea manufacturer, it has emerged that a medical expert who advised […]


AXA Insurance has made Iain Watt’s position as marketing director permanent. He was previously employed by the company on an interim basis.


Lord Saatchi, broadcaster Richard North, Will Hutton, writer and former editor of the Observer, and Chris Powell, chairman of BMP DDB, are the contenders in a debate – the first of its kind – to take place at the Marketing Group of Great Britain’s next meeting on Wednesday, November 6. The motion is ‘Global business […]

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