12 February 2004

Government slams charity over ads

The Government has slammed a Family Planning Association (FPA) ad campaign which advocated the benefits of advance prescriptions of the morning-after pill. FPA, a sexual health charity, launched a poster campaign earlier this month calling for women to be allowed to obtain emergency contraception in advance of having unprotected sex. The Department of Health (DoH) […]

Currys home plan poses utilities threat

Currys is considering providing extended warranties or service agreements for products it has not sold. This could include electrical, plumbing and heating insurance. The retailer, part of the Dixons Group, also plans to launch a credit card with a loyalty scheme by the end of the year. It is expected that this will be a […]

Ford UK removes marketing and sales chiefs in reshuffle

Ford of Britain director of dealer operations Steve Hood is replacing Peter Fleet as the car company’s marketing chief. Fleet has been moved to the role of director of sales, service and commercial vehicles in Europe. Fleet, who was responsible for Ford joining the Nectar loyalty scheme last year, was promoted to director of marketing […]

Government slams charity over ads

The Government has slammed a Family Planning Association (FPA) ad campaign which advocated the benefits of advance prescriptions of the morning-after pill. FPA, a sexual health charity, launched a poster campaign earlier this month calling for women to be allowed to obtain emergency contraception in advance of having unprotected sex. The Department of Health (DoH) […]

Nintendo to launch new game console

Nintendo is to launch a new hand-held gaming console before the end of the year. The system, which has the temporary working brand name of Nintendo DS, will be marketed separately from the existing GameBoy Advance and GameCube system. The console, which has two separate gaming screens, will be officially revealed in May at the […]

Xbox launches ‘crystal’ console

Xbox has launched a limited-edition ‘crystal’ console, which it will market as a collectors’ item and a style icon. The console will be sold with two crystal controllers and will retail at £139.

Capital Gold Network appoints brand development director

Capital Gold Network has promoted Grant Brookes to its top marketing role. He becomes brand development director for the network, with responsibility for brand extensions and developing new partnerships. Brookes joins from Capital Gold’s commercial team and takes over from marketing manager Jo Williams-Orme, who left in December after just over a year in the […]

ASA censurs Agent Provocateur ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has censured a press ad for Agent Provocateur that shows a photo of a woman sitting astride another woman, and holding a stocking that is stretched around the other woman’s neck. The ad has been banned for being pornographic and degrading to women…

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