British Airways has appointed UK and Ireland head of sales and marketing David Noyes as director of its UK airports. A replacement for Noyes is being sought internally.
Alberto Culver is launching a five-strong range of hair styling products aimed at women, called Air Style, under its VO5 brand. The range, to be launched next spring, will be supported with a print campaign.
Mobile phone company O2 is to invest more than Â£20m in creating its own “spontaneous” music events and music sponsorships next year.
BT Group has appointed finance director Ian Livingston chief executive of its retail division. Livingston replaces Pierre Danon, who is leaving BT early next year to join IT services group Cap Gemini.
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Nike pointed to direct sales increasing 28% to $4.7bn (£3.4bn) and a rise in online sales, as proof of its digital strategy is working, as it aims to be a 40% digital business by 2025.
New CMO Ben Carter has launched the online estate agency’s biggest brand campaign in five years, fronted by TV personality and comedian Mo Gilligan.
Consumer confidence has dropped due to concerns about rising tax, food and fuel prices, while the end of the furlough scheme means consumers are “slamming on the breaks” in anticipation of economic hardships.