20 March 2008

GMG Radio promotes Taylor to deputy chief exeuctive

GMG Radio, the radio arm of Guardian Media Group (GMG) has promoted Stuart Taylor to deputy chief executive. His new role will be in addition to his existing responsibilities as commercial director of GMG Radio and managing director of Smooth Radio London. The former Guardian News & Media commercial director moved to the radio division […]

Boardrooms turn corporate shade of green

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is big business. Its practitioners say it is increasingly driving big business and shaping companies’ marketing, communications, new product development, and reputations. The number and status of the people working in the “profession” continues to rise steeply and with the growing importance of issues such as climate change, arguably it has […]

Tesco chief Richard Brasher: Why going green must appeal to the wallet

I recently saw a photograph of a polar bear clinging to a piece of melting ice being used to illustrate the impending threat of climate change. It’s a heart-tugging image but did it make me redouble my efforts to recycle that day? I’m afraid not. Like most people, I worry about global warming but often […]

BG to launch range of home energy generation products

British Gas is launching a range of wind turbines and solar panels that will allow consumers to generate their own energy, following a reduction in the amount of red tape surrounding the generation of power by private households, known as “microgeneration”. British Gas will also offer products such as a fuel cell boiler, which it […]

Tesco Direct suspends sale of womens fashion lines

Tesco has halted the sale of clothing online less than six months after it was the first UK supermarket to launch the service. The retailer had previously said that it planned to sell 300 lines from its women’s clothing range through Tesco Direct (MW October 4, 2007). A Tesco spokeswoman says: “We did a trial […]

Bmibaby commercial chief leaves

Bmibaby commercial director David Hodge has left the airline to take up a new role as marketing director at spread betting and finance company, IG Group. He had been with the airline for more than four years. He will now over see marketing across all IG Group’s brands, which include IG Index, IG Markets and […]

LG Electronics to sign deal to rename the NEC Arena

LG Electronics is poised to announce a naming rights sponsorship deal with the NEC Arena in Birmingham. The move follows the success of O2’s £6m-a-year naming rights deal with the former Millennium Dome, which has been transformed into one of the world’s most popular entertainment venues. The 12,300-seat NEC Arena is likely to be renamed […]

Sainsbury’s reports positive fourth quarter results

Sainsbury’s has reported a 4.1% increase in like-for-like sales for the 12 weeks to March 22. The rise is above analysts’ expectations in the face of a tough retail trading market. Its full year like-for-like sales, excluding fuel, grew by 3.9%. The company has now returned a sales growth of £2.7bn since March 2005. Justin […]

Teachers call for army to halt school recruitment

Teachers have called for military recruitment campaigns in schools to be stopped. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has voted to back any school staff that wanted to boycott armed forces recruitment drives. Delegates at the NUT’s annual conference in Manchester condemned the tactics of the Ministry of Defence, saying it targeted teenagers with “misleading” […]

Climate Group callsfor united CO2 effort

The Climate Group is calling on brands to put sector rivalries aside and unite to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The group, which was set up in 2004 to bring governments and companies together to tackle climate change, wants more companies to join its We’re In This Together initiative. The scheme was launched last year […]

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