New Advertising Standards Authority chairman Lord Chris Smith has the ability to engage with policymakers over protecting advertising freedom and the political expertise to communicate the ASA’s role as an effective regulator to consumers. Sonoo Singh discovers his latest goals
With the right people in the top roles, ITV is setting a promising scene for comeback, but the commercial picture isn’t quite complete yet
Why are so many US-inspired retail attractions floundering? The key to success could be in acknowledging cultural differences and adjusting to the local market
Former Barclays group marketing chief Simon Gulliford is teaming up with Bartle Bogle Hegarty group director Steve Kershaw to launch a “super consultancy” to advise businesses on long-term strategic plans, such as investment opportunities in new ventures. The consultancy, which will offer business, marketing and communications expertise, is due to be unveiled next year. The […]
RadioCentre, the commercial radio industry body has called for Ofcom to speed up its review of the radio industry and take a more radical approach. The body made the comments in its response to Ofcom’s Future of Radio consultation. It says regulation governing radio ownership should be completely removed although the Government should “retain the […]
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) marketing director Katie Vanneck has quit her role after brutal cuts to her marketing budgets were imposed to meet the group’s profits targets. She has left to go back to Times Media as sales and marketing director. Vanneck’s department was hit particularly hard by a 10% budget cut after TMG was […]
Lord Smith, the new Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) chairman, has knocked the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre’s (BACC) decision to ban the re-run of the 1960s television ad which urged people to “go to work on an egg”. In his first interview as the ASA chairman, Chris Smith says: “Had that ad come to the ASA […]
Admiral Insurance has handed MindShare its 10m media planning and buying business from Mediavest Manchester following a pitch. The financial services company, which owns the Elephant.co.uk, Diamond and Admiral insurance brands, called a review in March.
Richard Park, programme director at EMAP-owned Magic 105.4, is leaving the company to join Global Radio, the consortium that acquired Chrysalis Radio last week. Park has been a consultant at Emap for five years and has spent the last two years as programme director for Magic. The station is currently number one in the competitive […]
Nokia has handed its estimated $300m (£150m) global advertising account to Wieden & Kennedy following a six-month review. The account, which will be run from London, also includes responsibility for strategy.
Telegraph marketing director Katie Vanneck is leaving to join The Times as sales and marketing director. She will replace Simon Bell, who resigned last month. The move sees Vanneck return to The Times after just over two-and-a-half years at The Telegraph. She will leave The Telegraph tomorrow to start a three-month period of gardening leave. […]
Wells & Young’s, the brewing company, has parted company with Team Saatchi after 12 years with the agency. The decision follows a strategic review of the brewer’s marketing services agency roster.