Cigarette firm bypasses legislation and targets UK tourists in Spain

Tobacco company Gallaher, which is prevented from advertising in the UK, is targeting British holidaymakers on the Costa del Sol with press ads in a national tabloid newspaper. The Spanish edition of The Sun has been carrying full-page advertising for Gallaher’s budget Mayfair brand this month. The ads, created by Gallaher’s UK ad agency cdp-travissully, […]

M&S to launch unisex underwear brand

Marks & Spencer plans to launch a range of contemporary underwear for men and women under the single brand name of MW, in a move that could challenge Calvin Klein’s unisex underwear range.

RB chief marketer moves to Poland

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is moving its long-serving marketing chief Keith Edwards to the role of general manager for Poland. Edwards is being replaced by Thomas Bittinger, haircare marketing director for rival Procter & Gamble in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Bittinger’s appointment will come as a surprise because it is unusual for P&G to lose one […]

Cardiff stadium in sponsor hunt

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) is searching for a headline sponsor for the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as part of a drive to generate revenue. Head of marketing Gwyn Thomas says the WRU is already in talks with two companies and that there is also interest from existing stadium sponsors, which include Coca-Cola, Coors, Nestlé […]

FT fills newly created EMEA marketing director position

The Financial Times has appointed long-serving marketer Gill Hart to the new post of marketing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).The appointment is the top marketing role overseeing the UK and follows a restructure which saw the board position of global marketing director, held by Gordon Willoughby, axed (MW last week). Hart […]

Dunhill marketer leaves to find broader role at luxury rival

Dunhill director of marketing services Sophie Hanson has left the luxury goods company after less than a year in the position. It is understood that she has left to join another luxury goods company in a broader marketing role. It is understood that Hanson, who left last Friday (July 18), was looking for a role […]

Beiersdorf adds acne-control variants to Nivea men’s range

Beiersdorf is to consolidate its dominant position in the men’s skincare market with the launch of its first Nivea for Men acne-control products. The Nivea for Men Oil Control line will include a face wash, shaving gel and moisturiser. The range, which will be sold in petrol-coloured packaging, will be in supermarkets and chemists from […]

FT fills newly created EMEA marketing director position

The Financial Times has appointed long-serving marketer Gill Hart to the new post of marketing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).The appointment is the top marketing role overseeing the UK and follows a restructure which saw the board position of global marketing director, held by Gordon Willoughby, axed (MW last week). Hart […]

Cardiff stadium in sponsor hunt

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) is searching for a headline sponsor for the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as part of a drive to generate revenue. Head of marketing Gwyn Thomas says the WRU is already in talks with two companies and that there is also interest from existing stadium sponsors, which include Coca-Cola, Coors, Nestlé […]

3 calls £30m ad agency review

Third-generation mobile phone company 3 has called in the AAR to assist with an advertising review and a search for a new advertising agency. The move follows weeks of speculation over TBWA/London’s tenure on the £30m account, and the promotion of Graeme Oxby from director of consumer marketing to the company’s new marketing director (MW […]

Coca-Cola being investigated by US federal prosecutors

Coca-Cola is being investigated by US federal prosecutors over allegations of inflated sales through fraudulent marketing and improper accounting. The claims have been made by a former employee and Coca-Cola says it will co-operate with the inquiry.

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