Boots appoints acting marketing director

Marketing Week

Boots has appointed Ian Hunter as acting marketing director, responsible for pricing, promotions and planning. Hunter, who has worked at Boots for the past 20 years in a number of roles, will report to David Kneale, chief commercial officer responsible for trading, marketing and formats…

Former FA chief set for move to Ogilvy Group

Marketing Week

Former Football Association marketing chief Paul Barber is set to join the Ogilvy Group in an undisclosed role within its public relations division. He is poised to sign a contract with WPP Group-owned Ogilvy later this week. Barber was ousted from the FA at the end of November last year by chief executive Mark Palios, […]

Fall in UK distribution casts doubt over future of 555s

Marketing Week

The future of British American Tobacco’s (BAT) 555 cigarettes is in doubt in the UK following the decision of several major supermarket chains to delist the brand only two years after it was launched. The brand now has limited distribution in the UK, despite being launched with an advertising campaign worth close to &£15m at […]


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