Vodafone marketing chief to quit

Vodafone’s global marketing chief David Haines is leaving the mobile telecom company to take a new job. Haines, who has been at Vodafone for nearly four years, is understood to be taking up a job as chief executive at a German company. It is not thought to be a rival telecoms company or to be […]

EC scraps controversial ‘Made in EU’ plan

The European Union is understood to have withdrawn plans to introduce a mandatory “Made in EU” label for goods produced in the EU. The plans, initially floated by EU trade commissioner Pascal Lamy earlier this year, caused a storm of protects across Europe from companies keen to retain their country of origin as a marketing […]

Waugh role at Centrica left in doubt

Centrica global marketing director Simon Waugh’s position at the company is in doubt following the termination of the company’s group marketing function. Insiders suggest that Waugh is looking for a new role within Centrica. The move is part of Centrica’s cost-cutting exercise, which will include a cull of 850 jobs across all its brands. The […]

Top Barclays marketer resigns after banking operations merge

Barclays personal banking marketing director Andrew Gillespie has resigned after a merger of Barclays UK banking operations that will see 800 head office jobs go. Barclays says it will appoint a top marketer for its newly merged UK banking operations. It is separately searching for a replacement for global marketing and communications director Simon Gulliford, […]

Vodafone marketing chief to quit

Vodafone’s global marketing chief David Haines is leaving the mobile telecom company to take a new job. Haines, who has been at Vodafone for nearly four years, is understood to be taking up a job as chief executive at a German company. It is not thought to be a rival telecoms company or to be […]

EC scraps controversial ‘Made in EU’ plan

The European Union is understood to have withdrawn plans to introduce a mandatory “Made in EU” label for goods produced in the EU. The plans, initially floated by EU trade commissioner Pascal Lamy earlier this year, caused a storm of protects across Europe from companies keen to retain their country of origin as a marketing […]

Waugh role at Centrica left in doubt

Centrica global marketing director Simon Waugh’s position at the company is in doubt following the termination of the company’s group marketing function. Insiders suggest that Waugh is looking for a new role within Centrica. The move is part of Centrica’s cost-cutting exercise, which will include a cull of 850 jobs across all its brands. The […]

TNT Mail to deliver mail with Express Dairies

TNT Mail has linked up with Express Dairies to launch a business-to-consumer letter and parcel distribution service in competition with Royal Mail. The two have formed a joint venture company, TNT Mail Services. Express, part of Arla Foods UK, will use its fleet of electric milk floats to deliver larger, non-time sensitive items such as […]

Delaney Lund to relaunch Ambrosia

Ambrosia, the Premier Foods-owned dessert brand, has appointed Delaney Lund Knox Warren (DLKW) to handle its &£3m advertising account. The agency pitched against DDB London and Banks Hoggins O’Shea/FCB. The review, handled by Agency Insight, is part of an initiative to relaunch the Ambrosia brand. Premier Foods bought the brand from Unilever Bestfoods last December […]

Marketing chief joins Blue Square exodus

Blue Square marketing head Peter Loveridge will leave the bookmaker this year to return to his native New Zealand. His decision follows the departure of his boss, Edward Andrewes, who was poached from his position of commercial director to become managing director at rival Victor Chandler (MW May 6). Loveridge served as marketing director at […]

Ryanair’s profits dip

Ryanair has reported a dip in full-year profits for the first time, down to e228.5m (&£152m) from a pre-tax profit of e264.6m (&£176m) in 2003.

Revived Tour of Britain looks for sponsors

The Tour of Britain cycling race is searching for a number of sponsors before it returns to the UK for the first time in five years in September. The race is hoping to relaunch itself as the British equivalent of the Tour de France, which attracts millions of viewers worldwide. Before it was halted in […]

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