7 August 2003

Man City signs £2m kit deal with Thomas Cook

Manchester City Football Club has signed up travel company Thomas Cook as its official sponsor in a three-year deal thought to be worth about £2m. The deal comes less than two weeks before the Premiership football season starts. The 11th-hour deal was forced on Manchester City after previous sponsor First Advice went bankrupt this summer […]

Fun to Learn Ladybird Magazine

Ladybird Books and publishing company The Redan Company are to launch a monthly title for three- to five-year-olds. Fun to Learn Ladybird Magazine will retail at £1.99, and launches on September 25.

AND Partners campaign for MyTravelLite

AND Partners has developed a television and London Underground campaign for MyTravelLite. The TV ads will run in the Central South area in association with Birmingham Airport while the LU activity promotes the new Tenerife and Murcia daily flights from London Gatwick in November.

Jim Henson chief axed after family buy-back

The Jim Henson Company’s top marketer from its UK operations is leaving following the re-acquisition of the company by the Henson family in May. Matthew Webb, European marketing and brand manager, has been made redundant. Webb joined The Jim Henson Company in July 2001, having previously been brand marketing manager at Really Useful Games. Jim […]

Speculation about Boymeetsgirl

Springer & Jacoby UK chairman Paul Slaymaker has denied speculation that the relaunch of the agency as Boymeetsgirl in September, in partnership with St Luke’s founder Andy Law, has run into difficulties.

Scouts hunt for marketing chief

The Scout Association is looking for its first marketing and communications director. It is also seeking a marketing supremo for its World Jamboree in 2007 to celebrate the movement’s centenary. The charity has revamped its corporate identity, logos and uniforms, as well as the programmes it offers young people, in a bid to bring its […]

Howell tipped for top McCann post

Rupert Howell, the founder of advertising agency HHCL & Partners and former president of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, is poised to take the reins at advertising agency McCann-Erickson.

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