18 December 1997


The Premier League has appointed Holly Roper-Curzon to the new post of intellectual property director. Stephen Pearson moves from associate director for the European Champions League to become the Premier League’s commercial director. National Lottery regulator Peter Davis has given the go-ahead to operator Camelot to set up a new independent commercial venture which will […]

GGT’s Christmas joke is rubbish

This year’s Christmas cards are a particularly sad collection. Bottom marks go to GGT Direct, specialist in direct marketing. Masters of the wind-up, their card comes encased in a box, heightening expectations it might be interesting. Take off the wrapper and it says “we’d like you to have a drink on us”. Perhaps a party […]

Thomas Cook shakes up management team

Thomas Cook retail marketing director Dido Harding will take over as director of Thomas Cook’s interactive operations in February. Harding will remain in command of marketing at Thomas Cook UK Retail, which operates about 386 outlets in the UK, until a successor is found. Simon Vincent remains in charge of Thomas Cook’s direct-selling businesses. According […]

Craik Jones wins 5m Rover brief

Rover is understood to have appoin-ted Craik Jones Watson Mitchell Voelkel to its 5m UK direct marketing account following a five-way pitch. The pitch marks a new departure for the BMW-owned car group which has used Ammirati Puris Lintas for above- and below-the-line work worldwide since 1995. The decision to appoint Craik Jones will be […]

How to handle toothless tigers

Manufacturers and marketers face new and unfamiliar challenges in the Far East as the tiger economies go into decline. David Kilburn assesses how bad the situation has become.

Curtains for BBC Clothes Show title

BBC Worldwide has closed its Clothes Show magazine eight years after launch. – At its peak, the teen fashion title had a circulation of 201,130 (Audit Bureau of Circulations figure January to June 1991).

Earlybird guests get a ticking-off

The opening of the Millennium Experience Visitor Centre a couple of weeks ago in Greenwich, with its giant clock counting down the seconds to January 1 2000, goes to show that time is of the essence. But time-keeping may not be as high on the New Millennium Experience Company’s agenda as one would hope. The […]

ITV poaches BSkyB chief

BSkyB has lost its director of acquisitions, Jeremy Boulton, after he was poached by ITV director of programmes David Liddiment. Boulton completes Liddiment’s new team of programme controllers. He succeeds Jeff Ford, who announced he was leaving ITV to join Channel 5 in the same position. Boulton will be in charge of buying movies and […]

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