17 February 2000

Digest

Barclays reported a pre-tax profit of £2.46bn for the year ending December 31 1999, 30 per cent up on the same period last year. It has also appointed LloydsTSB group customer service director Debbie Gorski to the new position of market development director for its wealth management unit.

Digest

Boots is launching a new suncare range as part of its summer product plans, which also include a new range of toiletries called Fresh and a fun cosmetics and bath products range called Glitterbabes.

BBC rejig puts Duffy’s role in doubt

Speculation is growing over the future of Maureen Duffy, BBC controller of TV marketing. Tensions have arisen as a result of a potential management reshuffle, in which controller of TV strategy for BBC Broadcast Jane Scott would be moved to a newly-created strategic post within the marketing department. It is thought that Duffy sees Scott’s […]

Heinz hires sauce relaunch supremo

Heinz has appointed Clodagh Ward as general manager of its condiment sauces range, completing the restructure of its European sauces division. Ward, who has been promoted to the new role, was previously UK condiments and spreads manager. She takes on pan-European responsibility for the sector and will have a lead role in the relaunch of […]

Digest

Clinique launches its first body care lines next month called Body Clinique, consisting of two ranges with three products – an exfoliator, body wash and moisturiser – in each.

Digest

BMW finance director Max Kelner will temporarily replace Kevin Gaskell as managing director when he leaves at the end of the month.

Digest

Turner Broadcasting has appointed Coca-Cola vice-president of consumer marketing Steve Koonin as executive vice-president and general manager of its cable channel TNT.

Crozier calls up ex-ONdigital team to handle £350m FA rights talks

The Football Association (FA) has drafted in a strategic media partner to advise on broadcast and interactive rights negotiations for the FA Cup and England internationals – worth up to £350m. The appointment of sit-up.com has been initiated by FA chief executive Adam Crozier, as the former Saatchi & Saatchi boss tightens his grip on […]

Digest

Labrokes is launching a £5m ad campaign to promote the national launch of its bet.co.uk Internet football service. The move is part of a £100m investment in partnerships with companies including Open, Two-Way TV and Telewest. The company is also linking with Ericsson to test betting over WAP mobile phones.

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