Month: May 2005

Coty scents growth potential in Unilever Cosmetics

Finally, after two-and-half years, Unilever has sold its cosmetics and fragrance arm Unilever Cosmetics International to Coty, the company credited with establishing the modern perfume sector, for $800m (£437m). For both companies, the deal is heaven sent. Unilever had wanted to hive off UCI as part of its “path to growth” strategy. A Unilever spokesman […]

Camelot doubt over ‘good causes’ plan

Camelot doubts that government plans to give the public more say in where the lottery money for good causes goes will improve ticket sales. Phil Smith, Camelot’s commercial and operations director, says: “Good causes per se do not tend to drive sales up, but controversial causes can drive sales down,” he says. A new National […]

Is Tamara Ingram the right choice for Grey London?

Ask advertising folk whether Sir Martin Sorrell’s show of faith in appointing Tamara Ingram to run Grey London is well placed and there is an even split. Ingram, one of the best-known figures in the industry, polarises opinion like few others in adland. To some, her record at Saatchi & Saatchi running the Procter & […]

Getminted.com advertising moves out of Boost to Spirit

Online gambling operation Getminted.com is on the verge of switching its advertising and planning accounts, worth £1m, away from Boost. Spirit is set to take over the creative business, while Goodman & Associates will be appointed to handle media planning and buying. Although the company says the decisions have yet to be finalised, the changes […]

Eurostar to double advertising spend

Eurostar is set to double its advertising budget as it prepares for its move from Waterloo to a new terminal at St Pancras in 2007. The company has an annual spend of about £5m, but that will be increased to more than £10m when the operation heads to St Pancras. The company, which recently put […]

Football sponsors’ brands stick best in young minds

Young people are more aware than adults of brands that sponsor leading football clubs, according to research published by TNS Sport. Sports goods manufacturers such as Nike and mobile phone networks such as Vodafone dominate the research company’s spontaneous awareness surveys. Nike is the most frequently recalled brand among ten- to 19-year-olds, with 42 per […]

Land Rover promotes UK sales chief to global role

Land Rover UK sales director Julian Whitehead has been promoted to global brand communications director following a restructure at the Ford-owned marque. The role of global marketing director has been split, with Whitehead taking responsibility for the brand and Colin Green, who was global marketing director, becoming product marketing director. As part of the reshuffle, […]

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