Stand up and be recognised

Throwing money at an exhibition stall does not guarantee that you will stand out from your competitors. What you need is clear ideas, intelligent design, well-trained staff and, of course, a little bit of the ‘wow’ factor, says Matt Broadhead


HMV has restructured its e-commerce department after a two-year ‘trial’ period. Helen Gourley has been promoted from Internet buyer to the new position of Internet manager, reporting to e-commerce director Stuart Rowe. Gourley will manage the day-to-day trading of the website and will co-ordinate the implementation of onand offline marketing and content. Rowe says: “This […]


The Copyright Promotions Licensing Group has been appointed as the exclusive worldwide licensing agency for Formula 1 team DHL Jordan Honda.


Accenture is cutting 1,000 jobs globally, including 150 in the UK.

Dr Martens European supremo quits to take top position at Austin Reed

Footwear company Dr Martens is searching for a European head of marketing following the resignation of Dan Gyves. Gyves is leaving Dr Martens in August to join fashion retailer Austin Reed as marketing brand controller, where he will report to group marketing director Andrew Woodward. He will replace Hashim Ladha, who left Austin Reed in […]


Lakeside has promoted its marketing executive, Clare Silverman to marketing manager in an attempt to raise the profile of the shopping centre. Silverman will be the top marketer at the shopping centre.

Windsmoor seeks marketing and sales chief for merged operation

Fashion outfit the Windsmoor Group is recruiting a sales and marketing director to head its newly merged retail and marketing division. Jane Sebry, former group retail operations director, has been made redundant and former head of marketing Georgina Kelly has left the company without a job to go to. Sebry is believed to have started […]


ME Media, the publisher of Asian Business Directory, is to launch a monthly magazine titled Paisa on July 26 to target Asian businesses.

COI hands £22m benefits task to MCBD and Zenith

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has appointed Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy and Zenith Media to handle its payment modernisation business, which seeks to change the way government pays pensions and other benefits. The business is worth an estimated £22m. The agencies presented together and the pitch was overseen by COI Communications. The two […]

Advertisers left short of friends

ITV’s barely concealed joy, after losing the DTT repitch, is entirely understandable. Apart from keeping the names of Charles Allen, Steve Morrison and Michael Green out of the newspapers – where they have been enjoying a notoriety little short of Andersen’s these past few months – the ITC’s decision brings the whole sorry episode to […]

A tall tale of loss and stripping

Much as I understand the temptation not to let the facts get in the way of a good story, I feel I must correct some inaccuracies in your article about my departure from COI Communications (MW June 27). First, I am on record as having stated that my departure from the COI has nothing to […]

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