12 April 2001

Digest

Jojo Communications has won the £250,000 above-the-line account for Adventure Island, the Southend-based theme park.

No laughing matter

Mike Phillipson has a reputation for being determined and forthright, and as Smile’s first marketing director, he has much to prove: taking on the might of the high street banks. Can Phillipson keep his colleagues smiling by juggling ethical p

EURO wins £12m Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Group, the financial services company, has awarded its £12m global branding brief to EURO RSCG Wnek Gosper, following a two-way pitch against US agency Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners. The two agencies were shortlisted after an initial pitch which included two other undisclosed Swiss agencies. Credit Suisse Group last advertised in 1997, with a […]

Rejeaneration

The jeans industry is celebrating its first sales upturn for three years. But the upsurge is being driven by women eager to copy catwalk fashion, which recently strongly featured denim. Given the faddishness of the fashion world, is jeans comp

Digest

Channel 4 has bought content management software from US firm Interwoven for use on its E4 and FilmFour websites, as well as all new Web initiatives. The software, called TeamSite, allows Channel 4 to manage programme listings, games and articles, and to add more content to the sites on a daily basis.

Digest

Tesco, has become the first UK supermarket to make pre-tax profits of more than £1bn – up from £995m last year. Sales rose 11.9 per cent in the year ending March 24.

Safeway goes online with wine retailer

Safeway has teamed up with online wine merchant Madaboutwine.com to launch its first foray into e-commerce. Safewaywinesdirect.co.uk will house a selection of wines available in Safeway stores. Orders are placed through the Safeway site and will be fulfilled by Madaboutwine.com. Safeway Internet marketing manager Robin McArthur says the company is looking at developing its e-commerce […]

Digest

Bristol & West has promoted Harry Partington to head of marketing for the consumer division, and Dom Toller to head of marketing for lending.

EMAP chief to take on Barclays marketing role

Barclays has poached EMAP’s marketing director of consumer magazines, Simon Gulliford, to be its first group marketing director. Gulliford starts on May 14 and will be responsible for developing branding as well as creating an integrated marketing strategy for the group, which includes Barclaycard and Woolwich. Gulliford will report to chief administration officer Gary Dibb […]

Missed floors

As the world becomes increasingly advertising-saturated, there is one last great frontier left to commercialise – the floor. But is there a good reason why it hasn’t been done before?

Launch of Cosmo teen title postponed for second time

Cosmo Girl, the National Magazines teenage monthly title that was due to launch this summer, has been delayed for a second time, according to industry sources. It is believed the delay has been triggered by a slump in the advertising industry. The magazine, which will target girls aged between 12 and 17 years old, was […]

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