17 September 1998

Brewers’ droop

The world of regional brewing is entering a period of contraction. Observers and industry executives believe the sector is about to embark on a round of restructuring, sell-offs, mergers and acquisitions. Several prominent regional brewers are expected to disappear and with them some well-loved beer brands. The news this week that Sunderland-based Vaux is to […]

Brief

Mobile phone company One-2-One starts a new 5m TV campaign this week.

Why financial muscle is shifting the goalposts in global football

One and very possibly the only thing that I have in common with Rupert Murdoch is the feeling that we may have been the leaders of mischief at our schools. Watching how his media emulators pile in with imitative bids for British football clubs in the wake of his cheeky bid for Manchester United, I’m […]

LH-S’ novel approach to creative ads

A lot of very creative advertising comes out of Lowe Howard-Spink – and the Diary has discovered its origin. Sarah Smith, head of creative service for the agency, is married to none other than John Fowles, the world- renowned author of such works as The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Magus and The Collector. So look […]

Marketing Society names chairman

Stephen Callender, founding partner of sales promotion agency Black Cat and the man behind the launch of Lymeswold cheese, is to become chairman of the Marketing Society this week. Callender has been vice-chairman of the society for the past year and was the only member nominated as chairman prior to the society’s official meeting on […]

Briefs

IBM researchers claim they have developed a computer display which will make eye fatigue a thing of the past, offering on-screen clarity on a par with the printed page. The prototype liquid crystal display, dubbed Roentgen, quadruples the density of pixels used in existing screens. IBM (www.ibm.com) hopes the estimated cost of $5,000 (3,000) for […]

Telegraph lines up new-look website

The Electronic Telegraph is being relaunched next Monday, in a move to ease navigation of the site’s contents and pave the way for increased e-commerce. The relaunch includes a series of more clearly sub-branded “magazine” elements on the site, which will be published on a clearly defined daily and weekly basis. In addition to the […]

Why financial muscle is shifting the goalposts in global football

One and very possibly the only thing that I have in common with Rupert Murdoch is the feeling that we may have been the leaders of mischief at our schools. Watching how his media emulators pile in with imitative bids for British football clubs in the wake of his cheeky bid for Manchester United, I’m […]

Briefs

IBM researchers claim they have developed a computer display which will make eye fatigue a thing of the past, offering on-screen clarity on a par with the printed page. The prototype liquid crystal display, dubbed Roentgen, quadruples the density of pixels used in existing screens. IBM (www.ibm.com) hopes the estimated cost of $5,000 (3,000) for […]

True nepotism in the ad world

Carl Johnson, chief executive at advertising agency TBWA GGT Simons Palmer, knows how to please his clients. He has just saved Virgin Direct the extortionate cost of hiring child models and the hassle of having them professionally photo-graphed for its new ad campaign by using some informal snapshots of his own children. One of Johnson’s […]

Sky’s the limit for new breed of passion brands

Love him or loathe him, one thing Rupert Murdoch is extremely good at is spotting how value is migrating and seizing leadership of the trend for himself. He did it with Sky and satellite. He’s doing it with Sky and digital. And now he appears to have done it with Manchester United – the difference […]

Women still not a force in business

When is a businessman not a businessman – or businesswoman? Of course there is no absolute definition. However, it does seem likely that the study reported in your Factfile “Women who mean business” (MW September 3) stretches the term too far. The ‘Business Choice’ universe of 7.75 million represents 39 per cent of the entire […]

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