7 November 2002

Unilever fund boss quits to be consultant

The chief executive of the Unilever Ventures investment fund, David Ball, has left the company. The division was set up this year to nurture new ideas and start-up brands. Ball has left the packaged goods giant to join marketing consultancy The Webb Partnership as its chief executive. The fund has recently invested £100m in three […]

MEDIA: Manning Gottlieb scoops £12m AA media business

The Automobile Association (AA) has appointed Manning Gottlieb OMD to handle its £12m media planning and buying business. Manning Gottlieb takes over the business at the beginning of next year from Zenith Media, which has held the bulk of the AA’s business for four years. Manning Gottlieb, which already holds the AA Car Loans business, […]

Digest

Rees Bradley Hepburn has been appointed to handle the consolidated dealer marketing accounts for Jaguar and Land Rover.

TXU takes legal advice over rival’s ‘racist’ jibe

TXU Energi, the energy company recently acquired by Powergen, is taking legal advice after rival company Southern Electric ran an “offensive” ad in the regional press. The ad carries the strapline: “TXU? Germans are now in power!” The ad, which shows a skinhead next to the headline, refers to Powergen’s German parent company Eon. Southern […]

MEDIA ANALYSIS: Octagon battles to get back on track

It’s been an eventful 12 months for Octagon, Interpublic Group’s five-year-old sports and entertainment arm, and for one part of the operation an annus horriblis would be nearer the mark. Octagon started life after flamboyant adman Sir Frank Lowe persuaded his fellow Interpublic Group (IPG) board members to back his dream of building a sports […]

COVER STORY: An elephant by the trunk?

As the winter winds blow across the UK’s high streets early next February, staff at Carphone Warehouse stores nationwide will be putting the final touches to in-store advertising materials announcing the retail chain’s audacious foray into a new area. They will be preparing for the launch of the latest effort to loosen BT’s grip on […]

Who is giving generously?

As charities struggle to meet fundraising targets, a new study looks at the connection between people’s taste in newspapers and their favoured causes

TXU takes legal advice over rival’s ‘racist’ jibe

TXU Energi, the energy company recently acquired by Powergen, is taking legal advice after rival company Southern Electric ran an “offensive” ad in the regional press. The ad carries the strapline: “TXU? Germans are now in power!” The ad, which shows a skinhead next to the headline, refers to Powergen’s German parent company Eon. Southern […]

COVER STORY: An elephant by the trunk?

As the winter winds blow across the UK’s high streets early next February, staff at Carphone Warehouse stores nationwide will be putting the final touches to in-store advertising materials announcing the retail chain’s audacious foray into a new area. They will be preparing for the launch of the latest effort to loosen BT’s grip on […]

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