23 January 2003

Marketer axed as games publisher folds

Simon Lilley, marketing director at computer games publisher Rage, has been made redundant after the company was put into receivership. The rest of the marketing team has also been laid off as the computer games publisher halved its workforce to 70. Lilley was Rage’s first marketing director. He was appointed to the position in October […]

Marketing Week to back the MRS Awards

Marketing Week is joining forces with the Market Research Society (MRS) to build the MRS Awards into the premier research industry benchmark of excellence and effectiveness. The aim of the initiative is to combine the best elements of previous award schemes with a more rigorous concern for commercial performance, innovation, originality and analytical insight. The […]

Must there be a conflict of ideas?

David Benady’s special report about creative and media planning (MW January 9) made some good points, but why should it be one or the other? As Kevin Allen says, it’s not a case of either/or, but both together. With the media-neutrality debate confusing the issue further, is it any wonder that many agencies opt for […]

Abbott Mead Vickers creates campaign for BT Openworld

Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO has created a TV ad campaign for BT Openworld, worth a ‘six figure’ sum, which features Dave the Engineer, a character from BT Group’s ‘Broadband has landed’ campaign. The ads run from February 1 for two months.

BSkyB names replacement for sales chief Peter Shea

BSkyB has appointed Mark Chippendale as its sales chief in place of the long-serving Peter Shea. The appointment is said to be part of a shake-up by managing director of Sky Networks Dawn Airey, who joined the company at the beginning of this year. But the promotion of Chippendale to sales director at Sky Media […]

Jazz FM hands Kitcatt £2m brief for relaunch

Jazz FM has appointed Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw to its £2m advertising account. The appointment is part of a overhaul of the Jazz brand which will involve the chameleon icon being scrapped. Kitcatt pitched against Soul, Finex and incumbent WARL Change Behaviour to win the business (MW December 5, 2002). The first meeting between Kitcatt […]

Get this snake in the grass…

It seems to be retro toy week. In addition to the wooden cement mixer, the Diary has received a version of top childhood board game Snakes and Ladders. But this isn’t any old Snakes and Ladders. No: it’s even more dull. Instead of being a mindless game of chance, Snakes and Ladders is now an […]

Press watchdogs investigate The Sun

The Sun is to be investigated by press watchdogs following complaints about a satirical feature on asylum seekers, Yardies and drug dealers who, the paper claimed, are flourishing ‘under New Labour’.

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