2 September 2004

Ex-Wella marketer lands top UK job

Haircare products maker Wella UK has promoted its former head of UK consumer marketing Bob Bartlett to overall marketing chief of all the company’s UK business. Bartlett’s position at the company was in doubt earlier this year, after Wella divested its consumer haircare business to Procter & Gamble (MW July 15). P&G failed to find […]

Wilkinson Sword marketing chief quits after management shake-up

Wilkinson Sword has ousted UK marketing chief David Bainbridge as part of a management overhaul sparked by poor launch sales of its four-blade Quattro razor. Wilkinson Sword insiders say Bainbridge has been made a scapegoat for the failure to meet UK sales targets over the past four years. One source adds that Quattro’s launch struggled […]

Managing director quits TUI UK after summer leave

TUI UK managing director Chris Mottershead has decided to leave the travel company after taking an extended summer holiday. TUI Northern Europe chief executive Peter Rothwell will assume the title of managing director TUI UK. The company embraces Thomson Holidays, the Lunn Poly chain of travel agents and the recently launched Thomsonfly.com airline (MW December […]

Managing director quits TUI UK after summer leave

TUI UK managing director Chris Mottershead has decided to leave the travel company after taking an extended summer holiday. TUI Northern Europe chief executive Peter Rothwell will assume the title of managing director TUI UK. The company embraces Thomson Holidays, the Lunn Poly chain of travel agents and the recently launched Thomsonfly.com airline (MW December […]

Fiat appoints heir as head of promotion

Fiat Auto has promoted the heir to the dynasty controlling a third of the Fiat empire, Lapo Elkann, to head of brand promotion for all its brands. Elkann is the grandson of the late Gianni Agnelli.The appointment is part of a fundamental restructure of the Fiat Auto’s loss-making business unveiled last week, which sees power […]

Lever Fabergé plans major softner launch

Lever Fabergé is plotting the biggest launch in the laundry market since the introduction of Persil Capsules in 2001, with the roll-out of a new innovative single-dose fabric conditioner capsule under its Comfort brand.

Video Networks launches ‘safe for kids’ controller for Home Choice subscribers

Video Networks is launching a handset for children that restricts viewing to what is suitable for children on its video-on-demand and broadcast television service Home Choice. The MiniMote handset has been developed to meet the concerns of parents worried about their children gaining access to unsuitable content through multi-channel TV. The device has been designed […]

Fair operators seek brand sponsorship and advertising

Travelling fairground operators are seeking brand tie-ins and are offering advertising space to brands, as they attempt to overhaul the image of fairs and present them as family-friendly environments where children are safe. The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain, the trade body for travelling funfairs, began to co-ordinate marketing two years ago, with a central […]

Fred Perry plans first shop in US

Sports fashion brand Fred Perry is planning to open its first branded shop in the US. The company is seeking a site in New York, and it is understood the brand is in the early stages of the search and hopes to find a suitable property next year. The brand, which is named after the […]

Pepsi to prevent ambush marketing

Pepsi has insisted that fans attending the Champions Trophy cricket tournament will be screened to check that they are not bringing in sizeable quantities of products from rival snack and drink companies. The initiative is to prevent ambush marketing of Pepsi’s sponsorship.

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