Little Britain unveils character dolls range

Little Britain launches its range of plush dolls next month featuring characters Daffyd, Vicky Pollard, and Lou and Andy. The successful BBC comedy series is set to launch into the toys market, targeting “young adults”, in August. The launch of the official merchandise comes after the writers and stars of the show, Matt Lucas and […]

Orange hunts head of UK marketing

Top Orange UK marketer Alexis Dormandy is leaving to take up an undisclosed role at group level. The company is looking for a UK vice-president of marketing to replace him. Director of customer lifecycle Jean Pascal van Overbeke will oversee UK marketing in the interim. Dormandy, a former Virgin marketer, was appointed chief marketing officer […]

Orange hunts head of UK marketing

Top Orange UK marketer Alexis Dormandy is leaving to take up an undisclosed role at group level. The company is looking for a UK vice-president of marketing to replace him. Director of customer lifecycle Jean Pascal van Overbeke will oversee UK marketing in the interim. Dormandy, a former Virgin marketer, was appointed chief marketing officer […]

Little Britain unveils character dolls range

Little Britain launches its range of plush dolls next month featuring characters Daffyd, Vicky Pollard, and Lou and Andy. The successful BBC comedy series is set to launch into the toys market, targeting “young adults”, in August. The launch of the official merchandise comes after the writers and stars of the show, Matt Lucas and […]

ASA probes Barclays current account ad

A Barclays television advertisement created by Bartle Bogle Hegarty has triggered a record number of complaints in its first week of broadcast, because it appears to make fun of someone suffering from anaphylactic shock. The ad features a man on holiday running amok after being stung by a bee. The campaign for Barclays’ current account […]

ASA probes Barclays current account ad

A Barclays television advertisement created by Bartle Bogle Hegarty has triggered a record number of complaints in its first week of broadcast, because it appears to make fun of someone suffering from anaphylactic shock. The ad features a man on holiday running amok after being stung by a bee. The campaign for Barclays’ current account […]

Telegraph and gaming group team up for a poker scratchcard ‘first’

Gaming company Victor Chandler has signed a deal with The Daily Telegraph to launch the first scratchcard poker game. The partnership also includes VCPoker.com branding appearing on Ben Grundy’s column in the Saturday edition of the newspaper, and providing occasional supplements about the game. The deal begins on Saturday, when copies of the paper will […]

Pepsi Max plans seasonal variant for Christmas market

Pepsi is to launch a limited-edition seasonal soft drink called Pepsi Max Punch in the run-up to Christmas. The cinnamon and ginger-flavoured drink will launch in September and be available in stores until the end of the Christmas period. Consumers will be able to buy the drink in 500ml and two-litre bottles at the standard […]

Lastminute.com signs Ryanair for new ad sales arm

Lastminute.com has launched its own online advertising sales arm, LM Media, and announced its first major account win. Irish no-frills airline Ryanair has signed a three-year deal with the fledgling media agency to sell advertising space on the airline’s website. It is the first time that Ryanair has offered space on its site, which attracts […]

Job jeopardy for Littlewoods boss

The sale of Littlewoods to Associated British Foods for £409m has thrown the future of the clothing chain’s marketing director, Matthew Stead, into doubt. ABF plans to retain 40 per cent of Littlewoods’ space, converting it to the Primark brand. Primark currently has 122 stores. The remainder of the 120-strong Littlewoods chain is likely to […]

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