Nickelodeon UK has appointed David Lynn as senior vice-president, managing director. Lynn moves across from sister network Paramount Comedy UK, where he was general manager.
Levonelle morning-after pill has caused outrage with its press campaign, triggering complaints that the ad, which uses the strapline “Immaculate contraception? If only”, offends religious sensibilities. The campaign has triggered 105 complaints, which are being investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The complainants also claim the ad, created by J Walter Thompson, is “irresponsible” […]
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 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.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From getting young people interested in a marketing career to the need to balance brand and performance, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
Nike pointed to direct sales increasing 28% to $4.7bn (£3.4bn) and a rise in online sales, as proof of its digital strategy is working, as it aims to be a 40% digital business by 2025.
New CMO Ben Carter has launched the online estate agency’s biggest brand campaign in five years, fronted by TV personality and comedian Mo Gilligan.
Consumer confidence has dropped due to concerns about rising tax, food and fuel prices, while the end of the furlough scheme means consumers are “slamming on the breaks” in anticipation of economic hardships.