29 November 2007

CHI scoops Tiger as first media brief

Tiger has appointed its CHI&Partners to handle its 1m media planning and buying business. It is understood the agency snatched the brief from incumbent PHDafter winning for its advertising account last month.

Beer brands run out of ideas

Coors Brewers shock announcement last week that it is ending its sponsorship of the Carling Weekender music festival comes as UK brewers are still reeling from Englands failure to qualify for the Euro 2008 football championships.

Future forward for Stevie Spring

Stevie Springs smile was even broader than usual last week after her magazine publishing company Future reported impressive full-year results just 18 months into her tenure. That the former Clear Channel UK chief executive has achieved so much in such a short space of time has surprised few in the industry.

Duff poised for top Euro role in IPG media shake-up

Graham Duff, the Universal McCann president for EMEA, is set to take an expanded role overseeing the region’s operations for Interpublic Group sister agency Initiative. It follows IPG’s decision to align the media networks more closely. Duff, who was appointed in January 2006, is thought to be remaining president for EMEA region but across both […]

Local Radio Company plans acquisitions after “positive” 2007

The Local Radio Company is seeking new acquisitions after a positive year, which has seen it decrease its losses. The group, led by former Jazz Fm chief executive Richard Wheatly, has decreased its losses from £18.5m last year to £8.5m for the year to September 30. It reports a 5% dip in group turnover from […]

Deloitte agrees London 2012 sponsorship deal

LOCOG, the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, has signed financial services company Deloitte as the first tier two sponsor for London 2012. It becomes the official professional services supporter of the games with rights to use the London 2012 marks, and rights to Team GB and Paralympics GB. It follows […]

New bill proposes pre-9pm junk food ad ban

The Government will come under more pressure to introduce a total ban on advertising “junk” food on TV before 9pm today (December 4) with the introduction of a new private members bill. The bill, tabled by Labour MP Nigel Griffiths, proposes an outright ban on TV advertising before 9pm and further restrictions on non-broadcast advertising. […]

Watchdog pulls plug on cannabis flavoured spirits

The Portman Group, the alcohol industry body, is removing three cannabis-flavoured drinks from shelves after complaints about the way they were packaged and marketed. The move follows a complaint from a publican in Bristol about the Beveland SA products, Perigan’s cannabis-flavoured gin, Iganoff cannabis-flavoured vodka and Rodnik’s cannabis-flavoured absinthe. Each product features a picture representing […]

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