FCB London is understood to have won the advertising account for contemporary furniture and home accessories retailer Heal’s. Leagas Delaney and Vallance Carruthers Coleman Priest are also believed to have pitched for the account. It is thought that incumbent DDB London, which has held the business for nine years, did not repitch despite being invited […]
British Film Magazine, a title aimed at both consumers and the film industry and published by Excellence In Media, launches this week with a sales target of 50,000 copies.
EDF Energy is to sponsor Sky Sports’ coverage of rugby’s Heineken Cup Final.
Our foolish forebears proudly took life in their stride, but their thick-skinned ways are obsolete.
Whitbread, the hotels, restaurants and leisure group, has reported profits before tax up 17.8 per cent to £249.4m for the year to March 3. Group sales were up 6.8 per cent to £2.1bn.
Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) is looking to consolidate its below-the-line activities by appointing its first lead direct marketing agency. The Manchester-based financial services company is speaking to agencies and expects to conclude the review within two months. The group was formed in April 2002 to bring together the Co-operative Bank, the Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) […]
Unilever’s Swedish ice cream subsidiary, GB Glace, has come under fire from local race relations activists and anti-Nazi groups over two of its products. Swedish civil rights lobby group the Centre Against Racism (CAR) has attacked GB Glace for a marketing campaign supporting its new Nogger Black lolly. The product is a variant of the […]
Activision UK general manager Roger Walkden has been promoted to vice-president of UK, emerging markets, European marketing and media planning at the computer games publisher.
Electricity and gas supplier EDF Energy has taken a first step towards uniting its three businesses, London Energy, Seeboard Energy and SWEB Energy, by rebranding its major business arm. The company’s large business customers, including Tesco, Royal Mail, Thames Water, Southern Water and the Metropolitan Police, were previously supplied by one of the three companies, […]
High street clothing retailer River Island has boosted its advertising spend to £2m, in an effort to increase sales and encourage consumers to reappraise the brand. The retailer has appointed Vizeum UK to devise and implement the new strategy. It follows Vizeum’s appointment as the brand’s media planning and buying agency earlier this year. According […]
Jaguar is to cut production of its X-type model after worldwide sales fell by nearly a third in the three months to the end of March.
EasyJet is creating a one-off spoof of the Financial Times in a bid to promote its service to businessmen. The Flynancial Times will be carried and read by bowler-hatted, besuited men on public transport around central London today (Wednesday). The paper will be printed in the familiar pink of financial pages. It will carry easyJet […]