EMAP has reported a seven per cent rise in operating profits to &£229m on turnover, up two per cent to &£1.68bn for the year to March 31. But the media group reported a five per cent decline in revenue for April, though it says it will be up 24 per cent for May. Company chairman Adam Broadbent has announced he is retiring next year.
The ears of Nigel Pickard, ITV director of programmes, will be burning after Luke Johnson, Channel 4 chairman – and never a man to mince his words – laid into him at a recent television summit. Or at least, it was him Johnson had in his sights when he lambasted ITV as a ‘profoundly timid […]
Puma has signed Arsenal international player Freddie Ljungberg to promote the brand. The four-year deal is worth £1.25m a year and involves him wearing its Cellerator Zero 5 boots.
Maiden Outdoor has won the pitches to sell advertising on trains and railway stations operated by Virgin and South West Trains. The South West Trains contract, which will give Maiden the right to sell outdoor advertising at stations and on trains, will now run over six years – two years more than the four originally […]
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From the downside of focusing on ROI to Tesco’s assertion that marketing is “mission critical”, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
As we come out of lockdown, solid foundations and a clear brand strategy are vital to guide short-term tactics and ensure long-term shareholder value, former group marketing director at Royal Mail.
Michelle McEttrick is leaving the supermarket after six years having played a “key role” in the turnaround of the Tesco brand.
Marketers are feeling optimistic about employment prospects as the UK’s lockdown restrictions ease, following a year marred by redundancies and furlough.