15 February 2007

Hunton joins Y&R to run Land Rover

Chris Hunton, the former managing director of Lowe, is joining Y&R to head up the global Land Rover account. He is due to take over the role next week. Hunton has been without a job since November after his role at Lowe was scrapped following the arrival of the agency’s new chief executive Amanda Walsh. […]

Porsche principle

With the door open for Porsche to seize full control of Volkswagen and the luxury brand embarking on a successful diversification programme, the future looks bright for the German icon. But Robert Lester finds emissions controls are casting a cloud over car producers

Fury over Cadburys ‘DIY sticker’ nut allergy plan

Plans by Cadbury to send out nut allergy warning labels for retailers to stick on hundreds of Easter eggs to avoid a major recall have been slammed as “dodgy” by allergy experts. The “stickering” strategy, which is understood to be starting this week, will see Cadbury field representatives sent out to stores to put nut […]

Channel 4 launches own ad sales network

Channel 4 is taking on the likes of Sky and Orange with the launch of its own dedicated online ad sales network called 4 Digital Solutions (4DS). The broadcaster has appointed former lastminute.com sales director Matt Gower as director of 4DS. The new service will have a premium ad network which focuses on video streaming […]

Five replaces digital chief after less than six months

Channel Five has appointed Hannah Barnes as director of digital channels. She replaces Nick Thorogood, who has been in the role for less than six months. Barnes, currently managing editor of Sky One, Two and Three, has been installed as director of programming for the broadcaster’s digital channels Five Life and Five US. She joined […]

Tussauds promotes Marsh to new marketing role

The Tussauds Group has promoted its marketing director for Madame Tussauds London Nicky Marsh to the role of marketing director for City Centre Attractions. Marsh will oversee the marketing for the Tussauds Group’s city attractions, including Warwick Castle, Madame Tussauds London, New York, Las Vegas, Amsterdam and the upcoming Washington and Hollywood attractions. She will […]

Interbrand chief goes to McLaren

Interbrand UK chief executive John Allert is leaving the agency to take up a newly created role at British Formula 1 group McLaren. He will be replaced by Rune Gustafson, who was previously a senior partner at Lippincott Mercer and managing director at retail consultancy 20/20. Allert is becoming group head of branding at McLaren, […]

Hello launches digital edition

Celebrity gossip magazine Hello! has expanded it online offering with the launch a new digital edition of the title. The new format enables readers to access a full-content replica of the print magazine on its website www.hellomagazine.com. The service also features a search facility and an archive service allowing users to track articles and file […]

Bhs homecoming for Gossard captain

Bhs, the high street retailer, has appointed former Gossard marketer Shaeren McKenzie as its director of marketing. She will take up the post on March 1 and will replace Beverly Churchill who left in October last year. McKenzie quit Gossard in 2003 (MW July 31, 2003) after just 18 months at the Sara Lee Intimates […]

Publicis faces up to axing 50 posts after triple blow

Publicis is embarking on a massive restructure that could result in up to 50 jobs cuts following the loss of £90m worth of business in recent months. The agency, which has lost the MFI, Asda and Post Office accounts since December, is expected to announce the details in the next two weeks. A number of […]

EMAP poised to wield the axe to help drum up efficiency savings

Observers are expecting EMAP to announce a radical overhaul of its Consumer Media division when it next updates the City on March 27 on its recent trading. It is thought that EMAP is likely to divest some of its businesses and cull underperforming consumer titles. The expected overhaul follows the efficiency review undertaken by Boston […]

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