Marketing boss quits Toshiba after two years

Mike Brown, marketing director at Toshiba, is leaving the company after two years to become a consultant. Managing director John Bennigsen will be responsible for marketing until a replacement is found. Brown’s consultancy will specialise in consumer electronics. Bennigsen says: “Brown has made an important contribution to Toshiba’s business in recent years. He played a […]

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24/7 UK, the online ad sales network, has appointed Amanda Jones client services co-ordinator, to bolster its UK client Websites. She joins from BMC, the media monitoring arm of Financial Times Electronic Publishing.

Y&R in £218m bid for Tempus

Young & Rubicam is believed to have made proposals in the past two months to buy Tempus Group at 350p a share, valuing the company at £218m.

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The Evening Standard will produce a special edition of Hot Tickets as the official guide to the Notting Hill Carnival on Thursday August 26.

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Brown inc, the brand identity and packaging design agency, has appointed Kate Bradford, former head of Ammirati Puris Lintas account management, as deputy managing director.

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The Home Office is to allow voters to opt out of having their personal data being stored on the Electoral Register used for commercial purposes.

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Haven holiday parks has appointed Tim Gibson as marketing director. He was formerly head of marketing for restaurant chain Harvester.

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Hyperlink, the new media agency, has appointed Cecile Ferre as Web producer. She will be responsible for client liaison and account management, as well as client strategy definition. Ferre joins from Travis Sully Harari, where she worked as account manager and producer for clients which included Casio G-Shock and Lexus Park Lane.

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Matthew Clark, the drinks producer, has restructured its trading operations to create five business units, including a new division for light wines, with their own sales and marketing teams…

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Britvic Soft Drinks’ new £1m TV and radio advertising campaign for Pepsi features footage from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phant-om Menace.

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France Télécom has had its appeal against a Ffr. 10m (£1m) fine, imposed for failing to pass on its ‘orange list’ of subscribers who do not wish to receive direct mail, thrown out. The fine resulted from a complaint by Filetech, a direct marke

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