15 November 2001

Digest

Rado, a Swatch Group luxury brand, is to open its first dedicated shop-in-a-shop concept this month in Lakeside, Thurrock.

Digest

Ernest & Julio Gallo, the Californian wine company, has signed a deal to sponsor the opening day of the Cheltenham races next Friday.

It looks like the farmer needs a life

Everybody loves a wedding, and everyone loves looking at the wedding photos. So let the Diary be the first to show you the wedding pictures from National Magazine Company managing director Terry Mansfield’s marriage last week. Mansfield’s wedding will come as a surprise to many, not least Mrs Mansfield, to whom he has been happily […]

Digest

BT claims its ten-month-old online billing trial has been ‘a great success’. As a result, it is now launching a Web service called BT Together Online, giving e-billing customers greater control over their account and allowing a higher level of personalisation.

Saatchi ousted from £7m Army recruitment brief

The Army has sacked Saatchi & Saatchi and put its £7m recruitment advertising account up for pitch. The decision comes just days after the launch of the agency’s “People aren’t easily led” recruitment campaign.

RAB’s message is loud and clear

The important thing, once you’ve got the initiative, is to keep the enemy on the run – as any Northern Alliance commander will happily tell you. It’s a tactic well understood by the Radio Advertising Bureau, which has been putting real pressure on its rivals in other media recently. First it deployed some devastating (if […]

Tobacco advertising Bill faces new hurdle

Members of the House of Lords are once again set to disrupt the passage of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill, with amendments put forward this week. Three members are proposing a clause which would see the Private Member’s Bill scrapped after six years, unless it is deemed to have reduced smoking levels over that […]

Digest

BBC2 is to unveil a new on-screen look with on-screen idents and programme menus on November 19.The branding will include new channel colours – yellow and purple.

Digest

The Body Shop is testing a corporate gift catalogue and voucher service this Christmas. It will feature more than 30 of the company’s best selling items.

Is Jac’s house crumbling?

Ford’s luxury car group PAG, hailed as the ideal way to market its top-range marques such as Aston Martin and Jaguar, is facing the scrapheap after its creator Jac Nasser’s unceremonious sacking and the controversial restructure of its UK divi

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