Lottery regulator is useless, say MPs

The National Lottery Commission (NLC) has been slammed by a cross-party committee of MPs and peers as a waste of public money. The report from the scrutiny committee on the Government’s proposed Gambling Bill points to the “apparent deficiencies” of the NLC and recommends the Department of Culture, Media and Sport reconsider the regulatory system […]

Rubicon juices marketer promoted to md

Exotic juice drinks company Rubicon Products has promoted sales and marketing director Sheila Tarring to managing director. Tarring’s former responsibilities will now be divided between the newly created positions of head of marketing and head of sales. Barbara Down, formerly marketing manager with Coty Beauty, now becomes head of marketing, while John Langton, previously sales […]

Next plans trial launch of wedding-list service

Next is to test-market a wedding-list service later this year, putting it in competition with other high street retailers such as Debenhams for a share of the &£250m a year market. It is expected that Next will set aside an area in its stores for the service, giving space to customers to sit and select […]

Starcom Motive wins £2m Pringle business

Luxury fashion brand Pringle of Scotland has appointed Starcom Motive to handle its strategic media planning and buying. The account, which was previously held by Red Media, is worth an estimated &£2m. It is understood that the fashion brand spoke to a number of undisclosed agencies as part of a review of its media. The […]

VCCP beats two to land Jordans business

Vallance Carruthers Coleman Priest (VCCP) has scooped the £1m account for premium food brand Jordans. The agency won the business after a three-way pitch against St Luke’s and the Leith Agency (MW February 5).

Rubicon juices marketer promoted to md

Exotic juice drinks company Rubicon Products has promoted sales and marketing director Sheila Tarring to managing director. Tarring’s former responsibilities will now be divided between the newly created positions of head of marketing and head of sales. Barbara Down, formerly marketing manager with Coty Beauty, now becomes head of marketing, while John Langton, previously sales […]

US marketer takes Nissan global post

Nissan Motor Company has appointed Steven Wilhite as its global marketing chief, following a top-level management reshuffle. He replaces Jean-Jacques LeGoff, who returns to Renault. Renault, which has a 44 per cent controlling stake in Nissan, has not said what role LeGoff will be filling. Renault’s top marketer at the moment is François Hinfray, who […]

Lowe create Vauxhall Movano campaign

Lowe has created a television campaign for the Vauxhall Movano heavy van, the first time a Vauxhall van has been advertised on TV since 1992. The ad will break on April 6 during a Champions League football match on ITV, and will run for a month. It shows a cowering apprentice who lights a match […]

Poole position at Bullrun

Ex-Diesel marketing chief Paul Poole has been appointed to the new position of marketing director at global motor racing event Bullrun, which styles itself “the world’s most glamorous rally”. Poole will oversee the development of the brand and create a marketing push to secure financial backers. He will also be responsible for brand protection of […]

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