Heinz reports 15.8 per cent drop in operating profits

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Heinz has reported a 15.8 per cent drop in operating profits in its European business for the three months to July 27. It attributes the decline to weak sales in the UK market. The news comes just weeks after the food company announced an advertising freeze as part of a strategic review of the business (MW July 20).


Waterstone’s Christmas 2005 ad campaign

Marketing Week

Conran Design Group has devised the creative idea for Waterstone’s Christmas 2005 ad campaign. Beechwood will work alongside the agency to develop the campaign for television. The agencies worked on Waterstone’s Christmas 2004 campaign.

PokerStars picks Chris Welch

Marketing Week

PokerStars, the internet gaming site, has picked former Coral Eurobet marketing chief Chris Welch as group marketing director. Welch, who has been working with the company as a consultant, will report to PokerStars’ president Isai Scheinberg.

Melanie Danks takes year-long secondment

Marketing Week

Express Newspapers group advertising controller Melanie Danks is taking a year-long secondment as publisher of the US version of OK! magazine. A senior member of staff will cover her position at the newspaper group in the interim.


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