27 February 2003

Top cricket sites to unite online

Top cricket sites to unite online Wisden Online and CricInfo are joining forces to create ‘the world’s largest’ dedicated cricket website and online business.

Jaquar F1 appoints John Hogan

John Hogan, former vice-president of marketing at Philip Morris Europe, has been appointed as sporting and commercial director for the Jaguar Formula One team.

Unilever Cosmetics director quits

Unilever Cosmetics International (UCI) European marketing director Janey Pumphrey has left after two years in the job to join cosmetics distribution company Aspects Beauty. UCI is looking for a replacement. Pumphrey joined UCI in 2001 from rival Coty, where she was fragrance and colour commercial marketing director for export (MW June 7, 2001). At UCI, […]

New media agencies still burning cash

The UK’s top 25 new media agencies lost an average of £21,569 per employee last year, according to the latest annual research by industry newsletter New Media Agencies Financial Intelligence (NMAFI). Only a third of new media agencies posted an operating profit. The research found that new media agencies backed by traditional advertising and PR […]

HBOS reports profit increase

HBOS reported an increase of 22 per cent in pre-tax profits to £3.1bn in its preliminary results for 2002. It is also launching a no-fee current account with add-on benefits.

Granada Enterprises signs up Buitoni

Granada Enterprises has signed up Buitoni, the dried pasta brand, to sponsor LWT’s restaurant review programme Dinner Dates, fronted by Italian chef Aldo Zilli. It has also signed a deal with Topps Tiles, which will sponsor a new interior design programme called Home on ITV1.

Recruitment-speak: the art of the bleedin’ obvious

It is ironic how the headhunters seem to be in the greatest need of ‘creative, fresh-thinking candidates with proven communications skills’, writes Iain Murray There is no marketing job quite so dispiriting as the job of marketing marketing jobs. This verbose and repetitive observation is what comes of reading, purely out of curiosity, the recruitment […]

Caveat high street: we’re all shopping online now

The IMRG e-tail figures have been one of the few bright spots in online journalism’s ever more desperate quest for feelgood data. Month after month, IMRG has come up with the kind of statistics, from highly credible sources, that make you want to pinch yourself: can things really be so rosy? Wasn’t this sort of […]

Omnicom Group reports increased revenue

Omnicom Group has reported a 7.5 per cent increase in revenues for the fourth quarter of last year. Pre-tax profits for the year ending December 31, 2002 increased ten per cent to &£408m. Revenues for the same period increased 9.4 per cent to &£4.8bn. In contrast, WPP has reported a 19 per cent decline in […]

Top AXA Insurance marketer to depart after restructure

AXA Insurance head of marketing Stuart Gitsham is leaving the company without a job to go to, following a restructure of the marketing team, led by AXA Insurance marketing director Iain Watt. Gitsham, who has worked at AXA for ten years, says: “It was time to move on.” Watt joined AXA as interim marketing director […]

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