10 April 2003

100 marketers to attend TV 2003 United

TV 2003 United has disclosed that more than 100 marketers are to attend the event, organised by Marketing Week Conferences. There are a few places remaining at the conference, which takes place on April 30 in Bath. Call 020 7970 4770 for further details.

Director goes in reshuffle at Mothercare

Mothercare’s marketing director Andy King has been made redundant following a review of the business by new chief executive Ben Gordon. King, a former marketing and business development director at WH Smith, joined the troubled retailer in September 2001, and was given responsibility for international and direct operations in addition to marketing (MW 19 July, […]

Roll out the tuareg carpet

This week, movie-goers can watch the reincarnation of Barclaycard’s Richard Latham as Johnny English. Could the spoof spy character, who scores high in a Marketing Week popularity survey, along with the PG Tips chimps and Monkey, be the first

Sainsbury’s loses in Andrex battle

Kimberly-Clark has won a two-week showdown with Sainsbury’s over the toiletry company’s decision to hike the price of its Andrex tissue brand. Sainsbury’s refused to accept the price hike, thought to be about seven per cent, so K-C halted supplies of the top-selling toilet tissue paper at the end of last month. Sainsbury’s has now […]

Vidal Sassoon to sue Procter & Gamble

Vidal Sassoon is to sue Procter & Gamble for neglecting his eponymous brand since its acquisition in 1985. P&G withdrew the Vidal Sassoon haircare range in the UK in November (MW November 14, 2002).

Pepsi signs Ms Dynamite

Pepsi has signed up rapper Ms Dynamite as its latest youth icon in a £1m deal. Activity will include an exclusive Pepsisponsored concert.

And finally…

It’s always nice to see Marketing Week mentioned in other publications, but this might be the first time it’s been sighted in a work of fiction. Martin Lukes, the Financial Times’ beleaguered e-mail columnist, has won a Marketing Association award, a feat apparently reported in Marketing Week. Very convincing, apart from one little detail – […]

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