Modelling themselves on the Dove ‘real women’ concept, Conservative MPs are ditching the strait-laced persona and are letting their true selves hang out
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 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 […]
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 & […]
Bacardi global marketing director for rums John Burke is tipped to take over from global brand director Jamie Mussons. Burke was promoted to his current role last year.
The Leith Agency has been appointed by Baillie Gifford to handle a new investment trust marketing campaign that will include print, online advertising and direct mail.
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 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 […]
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 […]
Hand-held gaming device company Gizmondo has appointed Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) to handle its £10m advertising business in the UK following the resignation of Mother earlier this month.
Capital FM has signed HomeChoice, the TV-on-demand service, as the first promotional partner for the Go Home Show with Richard Bacon. Radio content company Sound negotiated the deal.
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, […]