25 November 1999

Digest

Open, the interactive digital TV service, has urged the Government to look to television as well as the Internet for the future of electronic trading in response to an e-commerce report published this week…

Woolworths seeks expert Net marketer

Woolworths is searching for a marketer to lead its Internet push. An Internet manager will be appointed to manage the operation and expansion of the Woolworths e-commerce site, which launches on December 1.

Digest

EMAP has launched a series of “Yourscreen digital city gateways”, providing local information to areas covered by the company’s network of local radio stations based in Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield and Middlesbrough. The launch is being backed by an advertising and sponsorship campaign running across EMAP Radio’s network of stations. Content has been developed […]

Digest

Grey has promoted divisional managing director Chris King to executive vice-president and managing partner.

Digest

First Impression, the design consultancy, has appointed Louise Harrison as new media director of first-impression (www.first-impression.co.uk), the company’s Website design division.

Digest

Talk Radio has signed up serviced offices company Regus as sponsor of the five-test cricket series between England and South Africa beginning on November 25.

Digest

Tropicana Pure Premium is launching a TV advertising push in the run up to Christmas. Two executions by FCB Paris carry the strapline ‘stimulate your senses’. The campaign, which is part of a pan-European blitz, will run on terrestrial channels from December 1.

Digest

Underground, the creative agency, will handle business for a new on-pack promotion campaign by Häagen-Dazs. Underground’s other food accounts include Danepak bacon and Spam.

Digest

BJK&E has won a £1m pitch for new online retailer bigsave.com which launches before Christmas. The campaign will include national, press, poster and radio coverage.

Parent says bad buy to Disney Stores

In reference to “Disney Stores in £300m overhaul” (MW November 18), it came as no surprise that the company is losing money. It’s about time too given the dreadful quality of much of its over-priced merchandise. As a parent whose only regular visits to Disney Stores are to return faulty goods, I am staggered that […]

Digest

Tompkins-owned Manor Bakeries has named marketing director Andrew Brown as its new managing director. Brown will take over from Gordon Plews, who retires in April. Brown will be replaced by Ian Ayling, the current marketing director of Bisto at Tompkins’ Centura

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