16 September 2004

Jaguar wields axe on marketing operations

Luxury car maker Jaguar is making marketing redundancies as part of a radical turnaround plan, announced last week. A Jaguar spokesman confirms that parent company Ford will be seeking further synergies between Jaguar and its sister brand Land Rover. Jaguar managing director Mike Wright was moved in June to the new position of director of […]

Masterfoods Euro boss to join Heinz

Masterfoods business development director for southern Europe Paul Kaye is leaving the company to join Heinz. He takes up his job as commercial director for quick-serve meals on October 4. Kaye will be responsible for all aspects of the business, including continuing Heinz’s push of its relaunched flagship Heinz Beans and soup range (MW August […]

Vodafone to lay off 80 marketers in the UK

Vodafone UK is axeing 80 people from its marketing and customer management departments as part of a three-year reorganisation. In total, the telecoms giant is making 200 staff redundant (MW last week), with the finance and technology departments also affected. Vodafone UK chief executive Bill Morrow is overseeing the reorganisation, and the company says it […]

IF future hangs in the balance as HBOS savings chief parachutes in

The future of Intelligent Finance (IF) looks shaky after the internet and phone bank stalled its marketing plans and called in marketing consultants. IF owner Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) has parachuted in Halifax head of savings Nick Robinson to take up the new position of IF managing director. Industry insiders are speculating that Robinson […]

Jaguar wields axe on marketing operations

Luxury car maker Jaguar is making marketing redundancies as part of a radical turnaround plan, announced last week. A Jaguar spokesman confirms that parent company Ford will be seeking further synergies between Jaguar and its sister brand Land Rover. Jaguar managing director Mike Wright was moved in June to the new position of director of […]

Unilever starts major jobs cull at Bestfoods

Unilever has unveiled the first wave of marketing redundancies under its “One Unilever” integration strategy just days after announcing that it would ramp up marketing spend following another profit warning. The company is to make about ten per cent of the marketing and sales staff redundant at its Unilever Bestfoods business, which makes foods for […]

Masterfoods Euro boss to join Heinz

Masterfoods business development director for southern Europe Paul Kaye is leaving the company to join Heinz. He takes up his job as commercial director for quick-serve meals on October 4. Kaye will be responsible for all aspects of the business, including continuing Heinz’s push of its relaunched flagship Heinz Beans and soup range (MW August […]

Vodafone to lay off 80 marketers in the UK

Vodafone UK is axeing 80 people from its marketing and customer management departments as part of a three-year reorganisation. In total, the telecoms giant is making 200 staff redundant (MW last week), with the finance and technology departments also affected. Vodafone UK chief executive Bill Morrow is overseeing the reorganisation, and the company says it […]

Virgin Cosmetics appoints marketing head

Toiletries manufacturer Virgin Cosmetics has appointed retail marketer Nicky Milligan to head its UK and international marketing team. Milligan was previously head of brand communications at food retailer Pret A Manger, and has spent the past few months as a freelance marketing consultant. She has also occupied various marketing roles at Asda. Milligan replaces Sam […]

Lastminute picks head of marketing

Lastminute.com has appointed Mathew Hart as marketing director after a major restructure of senior management at the online travel and lifestyle brand. Hart, formerly managing director of Holiday Autos, takes up the position left vacant by Vijay Solanki last month (MW August 8). Lastminute bought Holiday Autos in March last year where Hart was group […]

Ryanair set for in-flight movie launch

Ryanair is to introduce in-flight movies and games which passengers will have to pay for, in a bid to increase revenues. The low-cost airline’s portable in-flight entertainment system will have an initial trial on five Stansted-based aircraft from November,Rival low-cost airline easyJet has blasted the initiative as a deviation from the no-frills model and says […]

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