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All or nothing

Marketing Week

After failing to sell his family’s stake, Matalan founder John Hargreaves wants to buy the remaining shares, delist the company and knock it into shape, writes Martin Croft.

All online bases covered

Marketing Week

Only three brand hold enough sway to persuade consumers to seek them out onlinem the rest need to find ways to be visible on search lists and offer the right data to be included in comparision sites.

Peer attacks YouTube over videos of teaching staff

Marketing Week

YouTube has come under fresh attack from politicians this week, with calls for a clampdown on the site to stop it from being used by pupils to bully their teachers. In a House of Lords debate on the Education and Inspections Bill on Monday, Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Baroness Walmsley claimed YouTube was being used […]

Patently a problem?

Marketing Week

Impressive sales at the ‘world’s biggest bookseller’ are masking falling profits and costly litigation, but the financial markets still love Amazon, says Dominic Dudley.

Google has to grow up after YouTube deal

Marketing Week

On the surface, the Google decision to buy YouTube looks just like NewsCorp’s purchase of MySpace and Yahoo!’s mooted interest in buying Facebook – a big company spending heavily to buy it’s way into the latest online craze, and worrying about the profits and costs for another day. But the implications for Google’s Sergey Brin […]

Wrigley appoints first president from outside family

Marketing Week

The Wrigley Company has appointed its first president and chief executive from outside of the Wrigley family. William D Perez will take over the roles from Bill Wrigley immediately. Wrigley will stay on as chairman of the board and take on the role of executive chairman. He will be responsible for developing long-term strategy and […]