27 January 2005

Government-backed Connexions loyalty card for teens facing axe

The Government’s tie-up with brands such as Carphone Warehouse, Cosmo Girl!, Top Shop and UCI Cinema as part of its Connexions Card loyalty scheme to encourage teenagers to stay on in education, is facing the axe. This follows research showing that less than one in ten of the target audience is using the card. The […]

Doubts cast over David’s Bacardi role

Mystery engulfs Bacardi-Martini’s newly promoted US president Stella David’s role, as reports suggest that she does not have a “confirmed” position to go to. Her promotion was announced in October last year, as exclusively reported in Marketing Week. She has since been replaced by John Beard, the vice-president of emerging markets for Bacardi, as the […]

IPG chief flies in to hold key client talks

Interpublic Group’s (IPG) newly appointed chief executive David Roth is reported to be flying to the UK today (Wednesday) to try to stem any further client losses. Insiders suggest that Roth will be meeting key Lowe clients including Tesco and Interbrew. This follows the recent arrival of Lowe’s new worldwide president Tony Wright, who is […]

Doubts cast over David’s Bacardi role

Mystery engulfs Bacardi-Martini’s newly promoted US president Stella David’s role, as reports suggest that she does not have a “confirmed” position to go to. Her promotion was announced in October last year, as exclusively reported in Marketing Week. She has since been replaced by John Beard, the vice-president of emerging markets for Bacardi, as the […]

Government-backed Connexions loyalty card for teens facing axe

The Government’s tie-up with brands such as Carphone Warehouse, Cosmo Girl!, Top Shop and UCI Cinema as part of its Connexions Card loyalty scheme to encourage teenagers to stay on in education, is facing the axe. This follows research showing that less than one in ten of the target audience is using the card. The […]

Wm Hill appoints retail marketing chief

William Hill group director for trading David Lowrey has been given additional responsibility as head of retail marketing, ending the gambling giant’s hunt for a new marketing chief for that side of the business. The move follows the recent promotion of group marketing director Peter Nolan to head William Hill’s online and interactive business division […]

In-store radio provider picks sales house

Immedia, the in-store radio station provider, has appointed Unique Media Sales to handle its advertising as part of the company’s expansion. The deal coincides with an announcement that Nestlé Rowntree has signed up as the exclusive confectionery advertiser on Immedia’s Impulse Live station, which is broadcast in convenience stores including Spar, Texaco and Londis. Immedia […]

Wm Hill appoints retail marketing chief

William Hill group director for trading David Lowrey has been given additional responsibility as head of retail marketing, ending the gambling giant’s hunt for a new marketing chief for that side of the business. The move follows the recent promotion of group marketing director Peter Nolan to head William Hill’s online and interactive business division […]

Irn Bru ‘streakers’ ad rapped over scheduling

Scottish soft drinks company AG Barr has been rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for showing a group of streakers in a television ad for Irn Bru during a Saturday morning children’s programme. The advertisement, which features a policeman invading a football pitch being pursued by a group of streakers before being wrestled to […]

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