The Financial Services Forum has appointed Richard Samarasinghe as sales and marketing director. He joins from Abbey National where he was head of convenience retailing.
Britvic Soft Drinks is ending its relationship with HHCL/Red Cell and has put its £6m Robinsons account up for pitch, following a potential client conflict with Coca-Cola, which is also handled by the agency. HHCL & Partners became part of WPP Group’s Red Cell network in January (MW January 9) and New York sister agency […]
Caroline Parry is right to highlight the poor brand-building performance of white goods manufacturers (MW April 3). However, in a category populated by 71 brands and marques, where a healthy sector share is often a single-digit percentage, I would argue that brand focus is a necessity. If it is not achieved, retailers will retain the […]
After last week’s revelations of Westminster Council’s addictions to bad puns and confectionery, the Diary is delighted to bring you details of someone else who obviously takes the Diary as a role model – after all, conformity is the spice of life. The Diary is fed up of having to wait for people to drop […]
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 learning to speak up as a junior marketer to IAG Cargo’s transformation, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
From Coca-Cola dialling down its Olympics activations and Unilever trying to calm the row surrounding Ben & Jerry’s, to the shortlist being revealed for the Marketing Week Masters awards, catch up on this week’s biggest marketing news.
Bringing econometrics fully in-house can work for some brands, but finding a balance between external expertise and internal knowledge works best at insurer Aviva.
The new ‘Not your mother’s Tiffany’ campaign has angered the brand’s older customers, but this is new owner LVMH’s tried and tested formula for refreshing tired fashion labels for new consumers.