4 January 2007

Fru Hazlitt tipped to join GCap after shock Virgin Radio exit

Former Virgin Radio chief executive Fru Hazlitt is understood to be lining up a job at rival commercial radio company GCap Media following her sudden departure from Virgin at the start of this week. It is thought Hazlitt had talks with GCap chief executive Ralph Bernard late last year over a potential move to the […]

Monarch promotes Jeans in management rejig’

Monarch Airlines has promoted Tim Jeans, managing director of the scheduled service division, to the new role of managing director of the company. He will also take a place on the company’s board. Jeans, who takes over the role on 1 February, will be replaced by Liz Savage, who will also be managing director of […]

Domino’s promotes Moore to deputy chief executive

Domino’s Pizza UK and Ireland has promoted former sales and marketing director Chris Moore to deputy chief executive. He takes over the role immediately. Moore, who was promoted to chief operating officer in 2005, was also recently given board-level responsibility for the company’s three product “commissaries”. He oversees a number of areas for the pizza […]

Tesco gives branding reins to ex-George at Asda chief

Tesco has appointed James Condon, the former head of global marketing for George at Asda, as head of brand communications and trade planning. It is understood to be part of a wider realignment of the Tesco marketing department. It is thought Condon has already started at the retailer and is responsible for all corporate marketing, […]

Greenpeace slams Apples lack of green credentials

Environmental action group Greenpeace has hit out at Apple yesterday for the lack of ‘greening’ in this year’s keynote address from Apple Computer chairman and chief executive Steve Jobs. At the Macworld conference yesterday, Jobs announced the roll-out of the iPhone and unveiled Apple TV, a set-top box that allows users to stream video from […]

CIM replaces interim ceo with ex-chairman Wilkes

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has appointed Rod Wilkes as chief executive, following a six-month search. Sonia Modray, the body’s finance director, who has been acting chief executive since previous chief executive Christine Cryne left last July, has resigned and will leave in March. It is understood that she has no job to go […]

Nanjing Automobile hunts agency for relaunch of MG across Europe

Nanjing Automobile is looking for an advertising agency ahead of the launch of MG-branded cars across Europe later this year. It is understood that the business is worth several million pounds. The company, China’s oldest carmaker, bought the British assets of MG Rover, including the MG name and the carmaker’s Longbridge plant, in July 2005. […]

BT poaches Sky marketer for Vision sports role

BT has poached Sky marketer Paul Ridsdale to head sports marketing for its next-generation television service BT Vision. Ridsdale, who was previously head of marketing for Sky Sports, joins BT as senior marketing manager for sports advertising and sponsorship. He will report to James Soames, BT’s Vision’s head of customer acquisition. Ridsdale says: “On-demand viewing […]

Budvar becomes ‘Czechvar’ in the US

Anheuster-Busch (AB)and Czech brewery Budweiser Budvar have signed an historic deal that will allow the US brewing giant to import and distribute the Budweiser Budvar brand alongside its own Budweiser in 30 US states. The Czech beer will be known as “Czechvar” in the US. The deal is unlikely to mean an end to almost […]

National Trust appoints Frontiers Group

The National Trust has appointed Frontiers Group, the sponsorship and events agency, to help the charity develop a long-term sponsorship programme. It is the first time that National Trust has handed responsibility for its sponsorship recruitment to an outside company. Frontiers Group will be tasked with identifying and signing businesses to sponsor The National Trust […]

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