Ulster TV is to acquire radio company Wireless Group for &£98.2m in cash. The group, which is headed by Kelvin MacKenzie, includes national commercial speech station TalkSport. The takeover follows a failed management buy-out by MacKenzie, and he is now likely to leave the company.
Rupert Gavin, former head of BBC Worldwide, has been named chief executive of Odeon and UCI, the cinema chains owned by Guy Hands’ Terra Firma investment vehicle.
AffiliateFuture is to be the first British-based affiliate marketing company to expand into the US and mainland Europe, with the launch of two new networks. Brands including As Seen On Screen, MDS Battery and Singapore Airlines have already signed up. AffiliateFuture chief executive Maz Darvish says that the success of the company since its launch […]
Marketers who are putting millions of pounds into e-mail marketing because they think it is completely trackable are in for a shock, online experts are warning. New consumer protection measures being adopted by internet services providers (ISPs) and e-mail software creators, including Microsoft, effectively block the ability to register when someone opens an e-mail and […]
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 the downside of focusing on ROI to Tesco’s assertion that marketing is “mission critical”, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
As we come out of lockdown, solid foundations and a clear brand strategy are vital to guide short-term tactics and ensure long-term shareholder value, former group marketing director at Royal Mail.
Michelle McEttrick is leaving the supermarket after six years having played a “key role” in the turnaround of the Tesco brand.
Marketers are feeling optimistic about employment prospects as the UK’s lockdown restrictions ease, following a year marred by redundancies and furlough.