BAT posts 25 per cent drop in pre-tax profits

Marketing Week

British American Tobacco has posted a 25 per cent drop in pre-tax profits in the first half of 2003, after the group took a &£279m charge for restructuring its businesses in the UK and Canada. Last month, BAT said it would close its Darlington factory with the loss of 490 jobs.

Insiders’ view of a healthy brand

Marketing Week

David Silver’s observation that good internal communication is a “business-critical area that too many organisations are not getting right” is, unfortunately, spot on for too many organisations in the UK (Survey reveals ‘inadequate’ state of internal marketing, MW July 3). While millions are spent developing and promoting brands, many companies are still under-investing in communicating […]


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