DMA West chairman cleared of deception charges

Direct Marketing Association West chairman Ian Hughes has been cleared of obtaining a money transfer by deception, following a trial at Bristol Crown Court. The judge ordered the jury to return a ‘not guilty’ verdict, concluding that Hughes had no case to answer.


Puma and William Hill sign up to sponsor rugby league

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William Hill and Puma are the latest brands to sign up as sponsors of the Rugby Football League. They join Nestlé Rowntree’s Lion bar and Interbrew’s Castlemaine XXXX, which became the first RFL sponsors last month (MW July 14). Branding from the bookmaker and the sportswear manufacturer will feature at all Super League matches for […]

Electronic Arts strikes Sky Sports News deal

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Electronic Arts (EA), the world’s largest video-games company, is to sponsor a sports programme for the first time in the UK, using its FIFA 06 brand. The company is sponsoring Football Tonight on digital television channel Sky Sports News in a multi-million pound deal. The sponsorship kicks off this week with an initial “teaser campaign” […]

EMAP Radio unveils plans for SRH integration

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EMAP Radio has announced plans to integrate Scottish Radio Holdings (SRH) into its portfolio just days after regulators allowed the deal to proceed. The group is planning to run SRH’s Scottish and Irish stations as a separate division within the group, as it does with its Big City Network. The stations, which include Radio Clyde […]


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