7 September 2006

Hutchinson quits Virgin Mobile

Top Virgin Mobile marketer Graeme Hutchinson is leaving the company following its  £962m acquisition by NTL in July. Hutchinson, who has chosen to leave without a job to go to, has been with Virgin Mobile since it launched in 1999 and has occupied the roles of sales director, sales and marketing director and more recently, […]

Virgin Holidays appoints ex-BA marketer

Virgin Holidays has appointed former British Airways marketer Andrew Shelton as director of marketing. Shelton left his job as senior manager for leisure and digital marketing at BA following a restructure. He replaces former Orange marketer David Coutts who left in April after less than a year in the job.

SMG to hive off Pearl & Dean

SMG, the media group that owns Virgin Radio and Scottish & Grampian TV, is disposing of its cinema advertising business Pearl & Dean.The Glasgow-based group also intends to sell its outdoor business Primesight.

Apple to gain upper hand in download battle

Apple Computer is expected to steal a march on its bitter rival Microsoft this week, after BSkyB became the second company forced to suspend a movie download service because of problems with Microsofts software. Apple is launching in the competitive movie download market and is likely to use Microsofts problems as an opportunity to establish its own movie service…

Second high-profile marketer leaves Wanadoo after merger

Wanadoo marketing chief Philip Mehl has become the second high-profile marketer to leave in three weeks following the brand’s merger with Orange. It is thought he does not have a job to go to. Mehl, who joined Wanadoo two years ago, was the company’s director of sales and communications with overall responsibility for marketing. Peter […]

Blu-ray: Betamax all over again?

When Sony announced last week that the launch of its newest console, the PlayStation 3 (PS3), would be delayed, it seemed to some observers that history was repeating itself.

Too much, too soon

The unexpected success of a relatively unknown Irish cider brand has thrown the spotlight onto a much-neglected area of marketing. Demand planning is often restricted to big launches, but even the largest multinational can be tripped up by failures in research…

DDB London wins 5m pitch for FT account

DDB London has scooped the 5m advertising account for the Financial
Times after a three-way pitch against Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy
and United London.

The agency will handle the business across Europe, Middle East and

The agency ha…

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