Maiden warns the City

Maiden has warned the City that there has been a downturn in sales for the first six months of 2005 and it is predicting an operating loss for that period. The company says the drop is due to a slowdown in the advertising market and a delay in sealing the Network Rail roadside billboard deal until May.


Severn Trent picks CRM chief for marketing task

Marketing Week

Beleaguered water company Severn Trent Water has handed all marketing responsibilities for the group to director of customer relations Jonathan Bailey, following the departure of Nic Budden. Budden, who was in charge of marketing, resigned as managing director of Severn Trent’s retail services division following an investigation into his CV and references. This is thought […]

Bottled water endorsed by stars fails FSA standards

Marketing Week

Penta, the “ultra-premium purified drinking water” drunk by A-list celebrities including Sting and Cameron Diaz, has been forced to withdraw from the UK market by trading standards authorities. Its UK managing director Debbie Flint received notification earlier this month from the Food Standards Agency, which confirmed Penta’s formulation does not comply with bottled water legislation […]


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