ITV has confirmed that Dawn Airey is joining the commercial broadcaster to head its global content business. Her appointment comes after ITV reached an agreement with BSkyB, her former employer, over a non-compete clause in her contract. Airey will report into ITV’s chief operating officer John Cresswell and will take on the role later this […]
Where is the money – in content or distribution? In the media
Household goods and personal care giants Unilever and Procter & Gamble both revealed sweeping management changes last week. But Unilever needs more to catch up with its US rival, which has made giant strides towards world domination. David Benady reports
EMAP is battling to reverse its fortunes, and a big break-up could be the strategy of its new chief executive. What’s more, there is no shortage of big media players the City is putting in the frame as potential buyers of its radio and publishing businesses. Sonoo Singh reports
What is the next big brand in your view? The outdoor furniture company that is going to clean up when smoking is banned in pubs. Perhaps by creating outdoor smoking meccas?
Co-operative Group marketing director Zoe Morgan is leaving the group at the end of July after nearly three years. It is not clear whether she has a job to go to. Her departure comes as two of the largest societies trading under the Co-operative banner – the Co-operative Group and United Co-operatives – yesterday voted […]
BT and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) have teamed up to add wireless broadband communications functions to its PSP (PlayStation Portable) including video calls, voice calls and messaging.
In a copycat move, Nestl矒owntree is plotting the launch of a new venture that aims to go up against Cadbury Trebor Bassett’s The Natural Confectionery Company.
Aegis Media is trying to squeeze media owners credit terms, without prior warning, blaming the “growing influence” of client procurement departments. The move is likely to make its major agency arm Carat an extra 1% commission. Group finance director John Foster has written to media owners explaining that Carat intends to pay them a month […]
Marks & Spencer is launching a green homeware collection as the high street retailer strives to increase its ethical credentials.
Confederation of British Industry director-general Richard Lambert has warned advertisers that the Government will impose regulations on the industry if it does not clean up its act and behave responsibly regarding claims about environmental impact. Speaking at annual reception of the Advertising Association in London, Lambert warned the industry not to make misleading claims about […]
Virgin Games is launching a branded betting service, Virgin Bets in a
bid to capitalise on the burgeoning on gambling sector and on the
growing public interest in entertainment and novelty bets.
The new venture has been launched with bookmakers Betf…