Motorola is thought to have narrowed the review of its $150m (£83m) global media planning and buying business down to Carat and MindShare. It is thought Carat has retained the business in the US and MindShare in Asia, but it is not clear yet which agency will handle the account in Europe. UK incumbent Universal […]
Trinity Mirror has acquired Financial Jobs Online Limited, the owner of GAAPweb.com, the UK’s leading online recruitment site serving the accountancy and finance sector. It follows the acquisition of Smartnewhomes.com last month.
Morgan Stanley is reviewing its UK consumer advertising account, worth almost £20m, following the end of a 17-year relationship with incumbent agency Leo Burnett in the US. It is not known whether Leo Burnett will repitch in the UK. A decision is not expected until the end of the year.
Fashion watch brand Fossil and computer games publisher Atari are to launch a limited-edition range of retro watches featuring Atari game graphics. The range launches in the UK next month. The watches are primarily aimed at male “old-school” gamers, but Atari hopes that the association with Fossil will attract a broader and younger group of […]
Hand Picked Hotels, which runs 14 country house hotels, has appointed Nick Read as its marketing director. Read joins the company from Whitbread, where he worked as UK head of marketing for Costa Coffee. He was a brand director for hotel chain Premier Lodge.
Kelvin McKenzie, former editor of The Sun, has acquired a 15 per cent stake in publisher Highbury house, making him the largest shareholder.
Despite optimistic talk of digital convergence, communications platforms continue to proliferate. This lack of simplicity is reflected in the fragmentary adoption patterns of the latest advances
Standard Life faces a difficult task persuading its voting members to opt for demutualisation.
Virgin Radio, the Scottish Media Group-owned radio station, has announced it is launching a digital-only youth station, called Virgin Radio Xtreme. It will launch on September 5 and play “indie rock”. It is understood to be one of a number of digital stations being planned by Virgin.
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Atari has appointed Andy Johnson as UK sales director.
Cereal Partners, the manufacturer of NestlÃ© cereals, is launching an educational CD-ROM giveaway, aimed at six- to 16-year-olds, across its brands.