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Argos plans contents and car insurance

Marketing Week

Argos is to begin selling car and household insurance in its stores for the first time as part of a revamp of its portfolio. The car insurance goes on sale at the beginning of October, and will offer cheaper rates to women drivers in particular. Policy benefits include a “like for like” courtesy car in […]

Ryanair set for in-flight movie launch

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Ryanair is to introduce in-flight movies and games which passengers will have to pay for, in a bid to increase revenues. The low-cost airline’s portable in-flight entertainment system will have an initial trial on five Stansted-based aircraft from November,Rival low-cost airline easyJet has blasted the initiative as a deviation from the no-frills model and says […]

Ikea boss in agency move

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Ikea’s top marketer in the UK, Anders Danielsson, is leaving to head global communications strategy at the furniture retailer’s own newly created in-house agency. He will be replaced by Peter Jelkeby, former UK sales manager and currently store manager of Ikea at the Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock. Danielsson will join the in-house agency Ikea […]

RBS looks to Argos once again for NatWest chief

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Royal Bank of Scotland has poached Argos head of brand marketing Helen Page to become brand director for NatWest bank. The appointment sees her reunited with her former boss Paul Geddes, who is retail marketing and strategy managing director, overseeing both the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest brands. Geddes was marketing director at Argos […]

RBS looks to Argos once again for NatWest chief

Marketing Week

Royal Bank of Scotland has poached Argos head of brand marketing Helen Page to become brand director for NatWest bank. The appointment sees her reunited with her former boss Paul Geddes, who is retail marketing and strategy managing director, overseeing both the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest brands. Geddes was marketing director at Argos […]

Volkswagen picks Commercial Vehicles chief after reshuffle

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed Nigel Brotherton as head of marketing after a management reshuffle. Brotherton moves from his role as customer relationship strategy manager at Volkswagen Passenger Cars, where he was also head of advertising and communications for six years in the Nineties. He will be replaced by Kevin Watkins, who has been brought […]

Volkswagen picks Commercial Vehicles chief after reshuffle

Marketing Week

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed Nigel Brotherton as head of marketing after a management reshuffle. Brotherton moves from his role as customer relationship strategy manager at Volkswagen Passenger Cars, where he was also head of advertising and communications for six years in the Nineties. He will be replaced by Kevin Watkins, who has been brought […]

Volkswagen picks Commercial Vehicles chief after reshuffle

Marketing Week

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed Nigel Brotherton as head of marketing after a management reshuffle. Brotherton moves from his role as customer relationship strategy manager at Volkswagen Passenger Cars, where he was also head of advertising and communications for six years in the Nineties. He will be replaced by Kevin Watkins, who has been brought […]

Argos appoints former Safeway marketer

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Argos has appointed former Safeway marketing chief Karen Bray as marketing director. Bray begins on July 12 and initially will take on the role for six months. Previous marketing director Paul Geddes was poached by the Royal Bank of Scotland to be marketing strategy managing director for retail banking at the RBS Group (MW January […]