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Top direct marketer arrested for deception

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Direct Marketing Association West chairman Ian Hughes has been arrested and charged with obtaining a money transfer by deception. A leading member of the direct marketing community, Hughes, who is also the managing director of Bristol-based Consumer Intelligence, was arrested on August 9 and bailed pending further enquiries. He was rearrested last Friday and will […]

Clear Channel hires Rob Atkinson

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Clear Channel has hired Rob Atkinson to replace Adam Butterworth as sales director of its specialist six-sheet division Adshel. Atkinson joins from Ireland on Sunday, where he has been commercial director since last year.

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