Article left egg on whose face?

Congratulations to Tom Bawden, who covered the arrival of Bob Head from Egg to head Internet bank Smile (“Co-op’s Smile lures Egg Head”, MW last week), and the sub-editor who worked on the piece. Smile I did, with egg puns aplenty. This must be modern journalism, though. Cracking treatment of the story, shame about the scrambled use of apostrophes and grammar.

Steve Lodge


SPS Advertising


Yes. “… brand’s marketing” should have been “brands’ marketing”. And, “… if the two brands are to have separate management structures … they may separate different agencies”, should have read “they may choose separate agencies” – Ed


Thomson to launch Net travel shops

Marketing Week

Thomson Travel Group is launching a swathe of separately branded Internet supermarkets selling its own and competitors’ holidays direct to different niches of the market. The first supermarket is called First Resort and launches on March 21. This will target the mass market with a range of holidays as well as related products such as […]

Jackson gets to grips with staff

Marketing Week

Have you ever felt like strangling your boss? Michael Jackson, group chairman of the Jackson Consultancy Group, has two things in common with his celebrity namesake: bizarre behaviour and natty black outfits. He runs a two-day induction course so new employees can, er, get to grips with the job. The course centres on “how to […]

Sharwood’s links with Sodexho for takeaway meal service

Marketing Week

Food and sauces specialist Sharwood’s is considering launching a takeaway meal service for employees of UK companies. Sharwood’s – part of Centura Foods, which is owned by construction and food conglomerate Tomkins – is understood to have struck a deal with catering group Sodexho. The “home meal replacement” service will see Sodexho staff preparing and […]


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