Chime Communications has confirmed it will pay up to &£30m in a cash and shares deal to acquire advertising agency Vallance Carruthers Coleman Priest, and that WPP Group is investing in a new share issue to help fund the deal, as first revealed in Marketing Week (June 9).
VideoIsland, one of the UK’s two largest online DVD rental companies, has bought smaller rival DVDs365, as consolidation in the sector accelerates. Last September, VideoIsland bought ScreenSelect.co.uk. The latest deal also includes DVDs365’s sister brands Mailbox Movies, Movietrak and QFlicks. However, the real significance of the move could be that Bill Dobbie, founder and managing […]
I have just been reading the news item headlined “Coral finds head of marketing” (MW June 23) which in paragraph three notes: “Coral… is the third-largest bookmaker in the UK after Ladbrokes and William Hill.” Since its recent acquisition of several hundred Stanley Leisure betting shops, in a &£504m deal, completed on June 19 this […]
Joshua has been appointed to Npower’s marketing services roster.
Having gone independent from former parent company Huawei in November, Honor has ambitions to become a top three smartphone brand in the UK by 2024.
Once ubiquitous in UK households, Freeview has become a brand only passively engaged with. The platform hopes to change this with a new campaign, while attracting younger audiences and pushing its credentials in innovation.
At the Festival of Marketing, the audience heard how the long-form properties of podcasting drove Transport for London to make podcast sponsorship a vital part of the communications strategy for its ‘#TogetherAgainstHate’ campaign
Brand extensions and DTC goals are distractions from real innovation and meaningful growth, argues Helen Edwards.