Ted Baker appoints Karen Hendry

Ted Baker, the fashion retailer, has appointed Karen Hendry as head of marketing. She replaces Sally Woodyatt, who left to join Marks & Spencer in March (MW March 13).

Pure Advertising launches this week

Pure Advertising, a start-up headed by former Bates creatives Kevin Morris and Kevin Ferry, most recently at Grey Worldwide, launches this week. The agency will operate without account handlers.

Austin Reed chief moves to John Lewis

Austin Reed marketing and development director Andrew Woodward has been poached by John Lewis to head its marketing department. In his role as head of marketing, Woodward will report to Murray Hennessy, whose job title has changed from marketing director to commercial director to reflect his responsibilities for both marketing and supplier relations. Woodward, who […]

IDM Business Performance Awards

JUDGES Trevor HilliardManaging director, ARG Financial Services John HoyleHead of marketing, AXA Sun Life Direct Nick HuttonManaging director, Morley’s of Bicester Nigel LudlowManaging director, The Economist Intelligence Unit Simon RushtonExecutive director, Statumen George SmithFormer chairman of IDM and founder of Smith Bundy Annie SwiftPublishing director, Marketing Week David TyersHead of marketing, Automobile Association GOLD AWARD […]

RSA lays off estate agent marketing boss

Royal & SunAlliance (RSA) estate agency chain Sequence has made marketing director Robert Pieczka redundant. The move is seen as a reflection of the weakening housing market and the need to cut costs.

Water Joe energy drink prepares for UK launch

American import Water Joe, a caffeinated water product, is set to hit UK stores sometime in September, making it the country’s first such water brand. Water Joe will be marketed as a functional energy drink. The caffeine-enhanced brand is well known in the US and Germany, and is a licensee of German producer and supplier […]

Kingfisher to demerge Kesa

Kingfisher, the retail group, plans to demerge electrical retail arm Kesa – the division which includes Comet and French chain Darty – so it can concentrate on the home improvements market and its B&Q chain.

Car People launches press campaign

Car People, the Wakefield-based car retailer, has launched a national press campaign mocking Virgin Car’s claims to have developed an innovative sales strategy. The ad was created by PWLC.

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