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Sainsbury’s reviews direct marketing business

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Sainsbury’s has started a review of its direct marketing business, currently held by Proximity London. The supermarket chain, the UK’s third-largest grocer by market share behind Tesco and Asda, says the account is worth £1m. The Haystack Group has been appointed to assist with the pitch, which will be led by Sainsbury’s brand director Helen […]

Football League appoints Philips boss as Championship director

Marketing Week

The Football League has poached Andy Knee, head of sponsorship at electronics giant Philips, to be a director of The Championship. Knee has been given a brief to raise the profile of the 24 teams in English football’s second tier, in a bid to attract sponsorship and investment. He spent four years at Philips, and […]

Mastercard names European chief

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Mastercard Europe has appointed a chief marketer following the departure of European sales and marketing director Jeremy Nicholds to rival Visa earlier this summer. Pedro Rangel will take the title of group head of marketing and will be based in Brussels. Previously he was senior business leader for marketing in Mastercard’s Latin America and Carribean […]

Rudoe bags Ocado’s top marketing post

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Ocado, the online grocery firm that handles deliveries for supermarket chain Waitrose, has handed its top marketing role to Jon Rudoe. Rudoe, who will report to Ocado co-founder Jason Gissing, replaces Neil Jewsbury as head of trading and marketing when Jewsbury quits to join Waterstone’s next month. As exclusively revealed on MarketingWeek.co.uk earlier this week, […]

Cu l8r?

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We chat, argue, flirt and ditch one another via text as never before, but dislike using the Web on the move, so SMS will stay the channel of choice for mobile marketers – for now. By Martin Croft

Very small screen advertising

Marketing Week

Mobile marketing has been the preserve of a limited number of forward-thinking brands until recently, but the ubiquity of mobile phones is making it more difficult for companies to ignore the medium as an increasingly important marketing channel. According to a report from Informa Telecoms & Media, the market for advertising on mobile phones will […]

Your attention, please

Marketing Week

Outdoor and ambient media have become hotbeds of innovation as companies continually strive to develop new ways of engaging with customers, often in unexpected places. By Caroline Parry

Telemarketing’s true calling

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Call centres and those who work in them are much maligned, but changes in companies’ attitudes, training methods and technology are helping to improve performance and image. By Paul Gander

VisitLondon launches US campaign

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VisitLondon is launching a 1m marketing campaign in North America, but insists the timing is not linked to last month’s security alerts at UK airports.Marketing director Martine Ainsworth Wells says the campaign was planned before the alerts…

Next Feels the Squeeze

Marketing Week

Once the darling of the ’80s retail design and branding revolution, Next is beginning to feel its age. Trailing in the wake of a resurgent Marks & Spencer, and under threat from Primark, will its new discount stores and international expansion plans be enough to halt the decline? By Ian McCawley

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