Saatchi & Saatchi has appointed Michael Rebelo, chief executive of the network’s Singapore agency, as managing director of its London office. The appointment ends a six-month search to fill the agency’s top role.
Disney has restructured its management team and created a regional marketing division in a bid to drive expansion across Europe. It follows the shift to basic distribution across Europe, Middle East and Africa, which has increased its reach across the region. The changes include bringing Disney Channel veteran Michael Cairns back to the UK as […]
A class of “super consumers” made up of everyday people that are interested in corporate issues, politics and the environment is becoming influential, according to research from Ipsos Mori. The “New Influencers” are having a significant effect on their friend groups and families. The group is made up of ordinary consumers, rather than rich or […]
Egg chief marketing officer Alison Wright is leaving the business without a job to go to. Wright moved with the brand when it was sold to Citigroup from Prudential last year (MW April 5, 2007).† She added responsibility for Citi’s UK marketing to her exisiting role after joining the US-owned financial services group. Chief of […]
Andy Burnham, the new Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has been forced to hand over responsibility for the sale of state-owned betting operator The Tote because it is based in his constituency.
Departing BMW UK chief Jim ODonnell will be taking a few moments to reflect on a job well done as he enters his final days in the role. During his eight-year tenure, UK sales have almost doubled and the marque has extended its product range without diluting the prestige of the famous Bavarian Motor Works brand.
After four years plying his trade as a marketing consultant, former Barclays marketing chief Simon Gulliford is returning to the industry albeit for three days a week as chief marketing officer of Standard Life.
Three stories in the past week serve to emphasise how online and offline broadcasters are re-inventing their offerings for the digital age. First, there are two major plays in online – for Yahoo! and Bebo. The higher-profile story is Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo!. This has all the possible big players in the future digital world […]
Audi is likely to overtake BMW as the UKs biggest premium carmaker within five years, according to the countrys leading expert on the motor industry, professor Garel Rhys.
Warner Music UK has appointed ZenithOptimedia to its 6.5m media planning and buying account. It is understood to have beaten Carat in a final two-way pitch to win the business.
Legal and sponsorship experts believe that stricken Northern Rock will be able to continue with its sponsorship deals and advertising plans following its nationalisation earlier this week because it is appropriate and in the public interest.
Microsoft is strengthening its bid for Yahoo!, with the appointment of law firm, Innisfree M, to drive a proxy battle to gain control of the internet company. The new tactic follows Microsoft’s failed bid to take over Yahoo! earlier this month. A proxy fight would see the software giant nominate a group of Yahoo! board […]