Colgate-Palmolive plans UK launch for herbal ‘anti-cancer’ toothpaste

Colgate-Palmolive is believed to be planning a UK launch of Colgate Herbal Propolis, a new toothpaste variant which, it claims, has anti-cancer properties. Propolis is a sticky substance which bees use as “glue” to build their hives. It contains a range of complex compounds, is rich in flavonoids and vitamins and is a popular ingredient […]

Masterfoods UK chief lands top Japan job

Masterfoods managing director for UK snack-foods David Teasdale has been promoted to head the company’s Japanese arm. It is understood that he will take over the role this autumn. Teasdale will be responsible for overseeing the company’s pet-food, food and snack-food divisions. It is understood that Masterfoods is seeking a replacement for him in the […]

Agency Reputations Survey – Strong leaders pull ahead

McCann Erickson has come out top in this years Marketing Week Agency Reputations Survey, closely followed by Saatchi & Saatchi. Both have colourful characters at their helm, so are we entering a period where personality has become a key attribute for agencies? By David Benady

Groundwork being done by tomorrow’s top seeds

It’s interesting what marketing directors notice – and what they miss – during the three per cent of their working lives allegedly devoted to assessing and selecting marketing services agencies. Take this year’s Agency Reputations Survey, the 16th in an annual series tracking the views of over 100 top-spending marketing chiefs. McCann Erickson headed the […]

Durex sexual enhancement toy on sale in supermarkets

Durex has launched a sexual enhancement product that it claims is the first to be stocked in leading supermarkets. Last month, the SSL-owned condom manufacturer signed a deal with Superdrug in Scotland that saw some branches of the chemist stock vibrators and other sex toys, and now the company has arranged to sell what it […]

Ex FCB London MD joins Love

Jonathan Rigby, former managing director of FCB London, has joined Manchester-based creative agency Love. Rigby, who left FCB in May, joins as a partner and will work on a number of new accounts.

Marketing week correction

Following publication of the article Role Models (MW June 30), Marketing Week has been asked to point out that Budget Retail has no interest in car rental services or the Budget Rent-a-Car brand.

Strong leaders pull ahead

McCann Erickson has come out top in this year’s Marketing Week Agency Reputations Survey, closely followed by Saatchi & Saatchi. Both have colourful characters at their helm, so are we entering a period where personality has become a ke

IPG denies executive resignation

IPG has denied that Bruce Nelson, a key executive responsible for the $600m (£344m) Bank of America account, has resigned. IPG concedes there are issues over renewing Nelson’s contract.

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