MediaCom North has been retained to buy and plan media for United Utilities, the gas and electricity generator, following a competitive pitch.
Interfocus chairman and MCCA president Matthew Hooper has been appointed as the first president of the new Communications Agencies Federation. IPA director-general Hamish Prongle will be secretary.
Motorola has extended its sponsorship of movies on ITV1 until the autumn to launch the t7201 photophone. It is also sponsoring Saturday night movie premieres on Sky Premier in March and April.
Patricia Hewitt, the trade and industry secretary, has referred the merger of Carlton Communications and Granada to the Competition Commission.
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Having started her career in telecoms working for T-Mobile, Virgin Media and Apple, Anisha Patel is now head of marketing at property firm GPE, and while she may have switched sectors she has stayed true to a commitment to making life easier for customers.
GSK Consumer Healthcare’s CMO Tamara Rogers believes there are “too many” siloes within organisations today, as she works on building collaborative and agile teams.
It started with a tweet and went on to raise over £20m to tackle food poverty.