Publicis SA breaks off FCB alliance

Marketing Week

Publicis SA and FCB have broken off their international alliance over differences in the strategic development of the partnership. The alliance was an agreement to develop international business together and it led to the creation of the joint venture Publicis-FCB Europe. Negotiations to resolve differences are continuing but the relationship, which began in 1988, was […]

Electrical stores run out of juice

Marketing Week

The closure of Rumbelows’ high-street shops signals an industry-wide slump. As the other retailers battle it out for the share of the decreased market, what is the outlook for electrical stores?

The glossy monthy magazine market is in buoyant mood. But do the latest ABCs reflect genuine expansion in this overcrowded sector?

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The new ABC results are out again and the various magazine publishing houses have set up their sales stalls. Within the glossy monthlies sector a general mood of optimism prevails – superficially at least. In some cases, outright euphoria has burst out. However, it is questionable whether this is just the usual round of sales […]

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Bartle Bogle Hegarty has won Cadbury’s Wispa account after pitching against Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper and Gold Greenlees Trott, which are on the Cadbury’s roster. GGT previously held the £400,000 business. Mars has seen strategic pitches for its worldwide confectionery business from D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Grey Advertising and BBDO, while Ogilvy & Mather […]

The glossy monthy magazine market is in buoyant mood. But do the latest ABCs reflect genuine expansion in this overcrowded sector?

Marketing Week

The new ABC results are out again and the various magazine publishing houses have set up their sales stalls. Within the glossy monthlies sector a general mood of optimism prevails – superficially at least. In some cases, outright euphoria has burst out. However, it is questionable whether this is just the usual round of sales […]

Press ads `not hit’ by bulk deals

Marketing Week

National newspaper bulk sales are not undermining advertiser value, according to agencies that have seen the national press’ bulk sales figures for the first time. New ABC regulations mean that national newspapers have to reveal the number of copies they sell in bulk deals to organisations, which then give them away free to readers. The […]

Music magazine to launch on Internet

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A music and lifestyle magazine is to be launched on the Internet, featuring video footage and interactive editorial and advertising features. Prototypes of the magazine rage, will be distributed on disk next week. A 50-page publication will launch in the middle of next month. Readers will be able to download sections of magazine, including fashion, […]

Law pushes for Chiat UK buyout

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Andy Law, managing director of Chiat Day in London, is understood to be looking for funding to buy out the agency. Law’s options include seeking full backing from another agency, a course which appears unlikely given his desire to retain his independence from TBWA. He could also strike a deal giving a minority holding to […]

Mr Norris changes trains

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Transport Minister Steven Norris was widely criticised for calling public transport users `dreadful human beings’. But he was only saying what everybody else thinks

Seeing is Believing

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Video-conferencing is coming out of the closet – or the boardroom to be more precise – and onto the desktop, where the benefits of such technology will be made far more accessible. It’s time to tidy your office before the revolution begins.

Claims to Fame

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The purpose of corporate hospitality is to educate and motivate. For the CICA, this involves a complex mix of promotions and events, culminating in its annual sales conference at The Belfry, north Warwickshire, every December.

LAST CHANCE SALOON

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The British pub trade is undergoing a revolution. With the beer market in decline, operators are being forced to look at ways to improve their proposition. Themed pubs and restaurant-style facilities could prove to be the way forward.

A bus fare to remember

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If the nature of advertising is changing, why are agencies not doing more to put TV advertising on transport – where audiences are truly captive?