Credit Agricole, the French bank, has brought rival Credit Lyonnais for e20bn (&£12.9bn).
Business a.m., the Scottish daily newspaper, is to close this week. Owners Bonnier are in negotiations to sell the title to the owner of weekly publication Financial News, who would revamp the title as a specialist weekly.
US toy manufacturer Shelcore Toys is to launch its own-branded toys in the UK pre-school market. Until now, Shelcore Toys has only had a presence in the UK as a private label brand for retailers such as the Early Learning Centre and Mothercare. “Shelcore Toys has been very successful in the US and we wanted […]
Immediate Sales, the fast-turnaround arm of M&C Saatchi, is tipped to win the advertising account for discount eyewear retailer Optical Revolution. Optical Revolution, the brainchild of Michael Kraftman – former marketing director and deputy chairman of failed electrical retailer Tempo – has been looking for an agency with the help of the AAR (MW November […]
John Lewis and Boots have become the latest high street brands to announce store closures and job losses as the retail sector struggles with the economic fallout from coronavirus.
The brand boycott is about more than media effectiveness, but it is a good opportunity for marketers to work if they should be in the ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ camp on social media.
This year’s Festival of Marketing will take place online across five days from 5 to 9 October with top speakers from the world of marketing discussing the key issues and opportunities facing the industry.
From the postponement of Euro 2020 to the prospect of staging the first behind closed doors FA Cup final, former Pepsi marketer Kathryn Swarbrick has been on a steep learning curve since joining the FA in October.