An Office of Fair Trading report into current accounts in the UK has received a mixed response by the industry, with some analysts claiming that banks have relied on brand and customer loyalty for too long. The OFT concludes that the market in personal current accounts is “not working well” for consumers. It says the […]
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Department for Transport (DFT) are seeking an agency to develop a portal for the ACT ON CO2 campaign. The agency will be briefed to create “an interactive and engaging” site to encourage people to reduce their CO2 emissions. The winning agency will also be […]
City analysts will tell you that ad spending is often a lead indicator for the real state of the economy, as media budgets flex in line with company results. So, while we may not (yet) be technically in a recession – defined by economists as two consecutive quarters of negative growth – the latest results […]
The Sovereign Series, a new 10m horse racing competition, was launched amid much fanfare last week. Racing UK, the subscription television channel, in a venture with some of the countrys leading racecourses, announced that the series would transform British flat racing.
It may be one of the worlds most popular websites, with its clips viewed more than a billion times a day, but YouTube the darling of search giant Googles coterie cannot make money.
The Government is expected to reveal a 15m hike in its annual advertising spend, breaking the 150m barrier and cementing is position as one of the UKs biggest advertisers.
Jim Stengel, global marketing officer at Procter & Gamble, is retiring from the consumer goods giant on October 31. He will step down from his current role on August 1 and will head a “special project” for the company until he leaves.
DraftFCB has retained the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) DM account following a four-way shoot-out. The agency has been tasked with developing on and offline work for the government body. The pitch was handled by the COI with DraftFCB winning out against four undisclosed agencies The agency will build on the TDA’s current […]
Plans from the European Commission to introduce legislation on SMS and roaming charging have caused a split between mobile operators. The Commission announced plans to end “roaming rip-offs” for text messages abroad yesterday (July 15). Its research shows that the 2.5 billion text messages sent each year by consumers in the EU cost over 10 […]
UPDATE: Bartle Bogle Hegarty executive creative director John OKeeffe is leaving the agency after 18 years to join WPP Group as worldwide creative director. BBH creative director Nick Gill will take over his role.
Which? and the Food and Drink Federation have launched a war of words over the lobby group’s latest report into food advertising to children. Food Fables, published today by Which?, criticises food companies for “still not doing enough to curb their marketing of unhealthy food to children”. It claims that companies are using social networking […]
Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners is being tipped to win the Health Lottery advertising account following a three-way pitch against WCRS and Vallance Carruthers Coleman Priest.