Legislative pressures will give the Bass and C-T deal a rough ride, but isn’t the move just a natural consequence of the Beer Orders? By George Pitcher. George Pitcher is joint managing director of media consultancy Luther Pendragon
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Mars-owned Pedigree Petfoods is axing all varieties of Whiskas containing offal in an effort to reassure shoppers worried about “mad-cow” disease. The company’s flagship catfood brand has lost market share after an onslaught from Spiller’s Felix, and is in the process of being relaunched. The relaunch is being supported by a three-month 6m campaign, breaking […]
United Airlines is reviewing its $100m (70m) account held by Leo Burnett for the past 31 years. The company has shortlisted the incumbent, Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi, J Walter Thompson, TBWA and Fallon McElligott. NatWest has confirmed that advertising agency Ammirati Puris Lintas is now a full roster agency. Previously […]
Rover Cars marketing director Rod Ramsay has been shifted to a group-wide role to expand the worldwide Rover dealer network. But his departure and replacement by a BMW insider is seen by observers as another example of the German manufacturer strengthening its grip on Rover. Ramsay takes the new role of dealer development and projects […]
Gruner & Jahr has reduced the price of its new gossip weekly, Here!, because of disappointing sales. The magazine, which launched at 70p in June, went on sale this week at 35p – returning to the first issue’s price.
The Cognac industry is to follow the lead of whisky distillers by targeting young drinkers. Allied Domecq’s cognac brand Courvoisier is to be promoted for the first time to under-25s in pubs and clubs. Howard Miller marketing manager for Courvoisier at Allied Domecq UK says: “As with other spirits brands we are always looking at […]
Anglian Windows, the UK’s biggest double-glazing company, is understood to be looking for an agency. The company is thought to have shortlisted M&C Saatchi, TBWA, Bates Dorland and a division of Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO for the business. The account, presently handled by Charles Walls Advertising, was worth just under 1m in the year to March […]
Marketing services chief leaves merged operation to plot Alliance & Leicester’s shift to plc status
The retail car market is moving into top gear again after two disastrous years. But are the sales real or the product of an industry practice called back-end loading which artificially inflates the market?
Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe has been appointed to handle advertising for satellite television music channel MTV. The agency has been appointed on a project basis; its first work is a campaign which launches next week through press, Underground posters and Capital Radio. The campaign will move away from earlier generic advertising for the channel to […]
The radio industry has stumped up an extra 250,000 for the Radio Advertising Bureau to market radio to ad agency creatives and reverse a decline in creative work. The RAB, which already spends 500,000 marketing commercial radio, mainly to media buyers and planners, is concerned about the quality of creative work being submitted for radio […]