Barclays marketing chief quits

Barclays PLC announced today that Simon Gulliford has decided to resume his career as a consultant at the end of the year, stepping down from his role as Barclays Marketing & Communications Director. Mr Gulliford will remain a consultant to Barclays following his departure. John Varley, Deputy Group Chief Executive said: “I am immensely grateful […]

Diageo parachutes in Ireland chief to revive troubled Guinness brand

Diageo has appointed the managing director of its Ireland operations as global brand director for Guinness. Brian Duffy will be responsible for the worldwide growth and development of the hard pressed Guinness brand. Duffy has also been given the additional role of chairman of Diageo Ireland. He replaces Jon Potter, who has been appointed as […]

Go Lower prepares for launch of snack range

A food manufacturer claiming to be the first to make low-carbohydrate food specifically for UK tastes has launched a range of nut-and-seed bars aimed at the impulse market. Go Lower Carb Counters nut-and-seed bars will go on sale later this month.Go Lower plans to produce a range of natural whole foods aimed at consumers who […]

Aston Villa signs up Deutsche Bank arm

German financial institution DWS Investments has become the shirt sponsor for Premiership football club Aston Villa, as the company prepares for a retail expansion in the UK. DWS, which is owned by Deutsche Bank, has signed a one-year deal understood to be worth about £2m. The company replaces local car manufacturer MG Rover, which has […]

Wanadoo to offer online payment service

Wanadoo UK, currently running a campaign marking its rebranding from Freeserve, plans to launch an online “electronic purse” payments system later this year. Industry experts say the move has been prompted by proposals from the European Commission (EC) and the UK’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) to restrict the use of premium-rate phone lines, SMS text […]

Aston Villa signs up Deutsche Bank arm

German financial institution DWS Investments has become the shirt sponsor for Premiership football club Aston Villa, as the company prepares for a retail expansion in the UK. DWS, which is owned by Deutsche Bank, has signed a one-year deal understood to be worth about £2m. The company replaces local car manufacturer MG Rover, which has […]

Findus builds new brand marketing team

Frozen food brand Findus has appointed Katie Pigg as category marketing manager as part of a move to develop a more dedicated brand team in the UK. She joins Findus from Villa Soft Drinks where she was marketing controller. Her appointment marks the first move to build a team around UK general manager, Ruud van […]

Go Lower prepares for launch of snack range

A food manufacturer claiming to be the first to make low-carbohydrate food specifically for UK tastes has launched a range of nut-and-seed bars aimed at the impulse market. Go Lower Carb Counters nut-and-seed bars will go on sale later this month.Go Lower plans to produce a range of natural whole foods aimed at consumers who […]

Baileys launches extension targeted at coffee lovers

Diageo GB is planning a second brand extension for Baileys with a sachet version of the liqueur called Baileys with Coffee. The launch will be made available in single-serve sachets and will target consumers who want to infuse coffee with Baileys liqueur. It is being trialled in various supermarkets in packs of 12 and 24 […]

TalkSport number one commercial radio station

The GfK Broadcast Media Survey, which was published this week, claims that TalkSport is the number one commercial radio station with a weekly reach of 6.3 million people. The survey is carried out using an electronic wristwatch measurement system. Under Rajar data, the accepted form of radio audience measure, Classic FM occupies the top spot […]

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