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 […]
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.
Channel 4 is expected to take a new direction on Saturday nights this autumn. The channel intends to screen more factual and history programming, reducing its emphasis on entertainment.
Bradford & Bingley (B&B) is launching an online credit card-broking service through its Charcol and MarketPlace brands.
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.
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 […]
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.
The Campaign for Real Ale has produced research urging manufacturers to create real ale brands aimed at women.
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 […]
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.
…Camelot has lost the latest stage of its court battle with riva l Inter Lotto, which alleges that Camelot has infringed its Hotpicks trademark.
Grey says ‘rip-off’ accusations are behind its decision to hire a purchasing specialist, but many fear the move is a cover for cost-cutting. By Lucy Barrett