1 February 1996

Wales first country to get a national affinity credit card

The Welsh are to get their own credit card in the first initiative of its kind from the Midland Bank and the Welsh Tourist Board (WTB). The card, called the Midland Welsh card, will be launched next week. It is believed this is the first time such a card has been developed for a whole […]

Lap Land

Laptop technology has revolutionised business presentations, but without co-ordination and planning you can come unstuck, says Jane Dudman

Banking on the use of cunning

How far will those nice chaps at NatWest go to try to prove that it is “More than just a bank”? The answer is – very far indeed. The latest NatWest “concept store” in Basingstoke tries to flog products to bewildered customers with comfy sofas, skylights and Van Gogh posters. The “We are not a […]

A ‘nice little earner’ from research job

Poor Iain Murray has come under a particularly vitriolic attack from members of the research fraternity for his funniest piece of the year, on qualitative market research, “New Labour seeks divan intervention” (MW January 5). The research people say he does not know what he is talking about, and call him “silly, snide and insulting”. […]

Flextech marketing chief quits for The Box

Ashley Faull, vice president, corporate strategy at cable operator and programmer Flextech/United Artists Programming, is leaving the company. Faull, previously responsible for marketing and distribution for Flextech-managed channels, including Discovery and Bravo, joins viewer request cable TV station The Box next week to co-ordinate its pan-European roll-out. The Box is available in just over 1 […]

CIA and Sunday Business in circulation row

Media buying group CIA is in dispute with the new national newspaper Sunday Business over its likely circulation. A CIA MediaLab survey found that eight per cent of broadsheet newspaper readers would be very likely to read a Sunday newspaper devoted only to business. A further nine per cent said they might do. CIA believes […]

DIGESTS

Harari Page has won the 1m Club Athletica health club account. The company is planning to open six health centres in the UK this year. Colibri, the pens and lighter maker owned by Fascia, is understood to be looking for an agency. Sacla UK, the pasta sauce manufacturer, has appointed Mitchell Patterson Aldred Mitchell to […]

Lap Land

Laptop technology has revolutionised business presentations, but without co-ordination and planning you can come unstuck, says Jane Dudman

Banking on the use of cunning

How far will those nice chaps at NatWest go to try to prove that it is “More than just a bank”? The answer is – very far indeed. The latest NatWest “concept store” in Basingstoke tries to flog products to bewildered customers with comfy sofas, skylights and Van Gogh posters. The “We are not a […]

Breakaway plan shakes Faulds

Faulds Advertising managing director Jim Faulds has acted to stop a breakaway from his agency. Four of the agency’s directors had been planning to start up their own agency – called The Union – and were forced to tell Faulds late last week after news leaked out. The proposed group comprised director of client services […]

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