Month: March 2008

BJL wins Lambrini ad work

Halewood International, the wine and spirits company, has appointed BJL to handle the advertising for its flagship Lambrini brand. It follows a competitive pitch for the account against Connectpoint and Propaganda. The agency has a brief to develop a campaign, including online work, for the sparkling wine brand. The decision comes a few weeks after […]

Twinings to review 4m ad account

Twinings, the tea brand owned by Associated British Foods, is reviewing the 4m advertising account, currently held by Lowe London. The agency is understood to have declined to repitch for the business.

Friends of the Earth slams Government

Friends of the Earth has hit out at the Government for refusing to increase consumer grants for installing renewable energy products and has described its low-carbon building scheme as an “unmitigated disaster”. The Government announced an overhaul of its Low Carbon Buildings Programme today (March 31), which increases funding for the public sector to 50% […]

Marketing will be core to Northern Rock rescue plan

Northern Rock management have pledged their commitment to the beleagured banking brand and have revealed that marketing will be “core” to its rescue plan. The temporarily nationalised bank published annual results and a summary of its action plan on Monday (March 31), stating its intention to clear its £24bn Bank of England debt by 2010. […]

Rapture TVs Sky complaint appeal is rejected

Rapture TV, the digital channel that filed a complaint against BSkyB for over charging to appear on its electronic programme guide (EPG), has suffered a second knock back after the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) unanimously dismissing the claim. An investigation by broadcast watchdog Ofcom had already ruled that the charges were “entirely fair” but Rapture […]

Ad spend will rise by 3.2% in 2008, says report

Ad spend in the UK is to increase by 3.2% in 2008 despite the gloomy economic outlook, according to the Advertising Association’s (AA) Advertising Forecast. The report shows that spending is up from last year across most media. The internet will continues to see the largest growth and spend is up by 21.3% from last […]

M&S on charm offensive over Rose’s promotion

Marks & Spencer is hoping to quash the growing investor revolt over the promotion of Sir Stuart Rose (pictured) from chief executive to executive chairman by explaining the move to the Association of British Insurers.

Ecoescape green UK travel guide launches

A series of eco-travel guides that aim to promote the world’s greenest destinations have been launched. The first instalment of Ecoescape will cover the UK. The first version of the guide was published last year but it will now be relaunched following a deal with Markham Publishing. Ecoescape was launched by author Laura Burgess last […]

GCap reports 4% revenue rise ahead of Global bid deadline

GCap Media, the UK’s largest radio operator, has reported a 4% increase in like-for-like revenues for the year to March 31 in a pre-close trading update. The announcement comes head of today’s deadline for Global Radio to make a bid for the company. GCap also forecasts a 4% increase year-on-year for its fourth quarter although […]

Rimmel may drop Moss for younger model

Rimmel is reportedly planning to axe Kate Moss as the face of the brand in favour of someone younger. T4 presenter Alexa Chung and new Bond girl Gemma Arterton are said to be the favourites to replace her. Moss has held the Rimmel contract since 2001. The brand stood by her after tabloid allegations of […]

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