01 Dec 2000
| by Camilla Palmer
The Interpublic Group of Companies has acquired New York-based advertising agency Deutsch. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but the deal is estimated to be worth 200m- 300m.
26 Oct 2000
Tropicana UK is adding a new variant, Tropicana Pure Premium Multivitamins, to its chilled juice range. The product is juice pressed from 12 fruits and is fortified with vitamins. It will be supported by a 50p on-pack coupon, and PR and press campaign.
24 Jul 2000
| by CLAIRE SAMES
United Distillers s newly integrated beer and spirits business. Malcolm is believed
to have been chosen for the board-level role ahead of Guinness global
marketing chief Nick Fell. The appointment will make Malcolm, who joined
UDV last year from Procter &Gamble, one of the most powerful figures in
13 Jul 2000
| by BEN ROSIER
United Biscuits-owned KP Snacks has appointed Mandy Ferguson as its
new marketing director, following the departure last week of Nick
Canning to News Group Media to take up the role of marketing
10 Jul 2000
| by RACHEL MINTER
Channel 4 has found a sponsor for its much-hyped forthcoming series
Big Brother, after its original deal with a newspaper fell through
(Media Business, 5 June).
26 Jun 2000
| by Rachel Minter,
Stephen Robertson, marketing director of B&Q, has been promoted to
managing director of its online DIY division. The move is part of a
restructure of B&Q’s parent company Kingfisher to cope with an expansion
of its online retailing operation, e-Kingfisher. The group forecasts
that online sales in the...
23 Jun 2000
| by JADE GARRETT
New PHD and OMD UK have been knocked off the PSA media review. Of
the remaining agencies that pitched, it is understood that a further
shortlist has been drawn up, although it is not clear how many agencies
are still in the running for the pounds 74 million business.
22 Jun 2000
| by CORDELIA BRABBS
The first all-natural energy drink is set to make an assault on
the Red Bull-dominated UK market.
22 Jun 2000
| by IMELDA MICHALCZYK
UBS Warburg, the financial services group, has poached Michel
Ogrizek, Unilever s head of corporate relations, to be its global head
of communications and marketing. Ogrizek joined Unilever in 1997 from PR
16 Jun 2000
| by EMMA HALL
A legal action between the Grey agency in London and its former
financial chief has been abandoned hours before it was due to be heard.
An employment tribunal hearing into Roy Wilson s claim that he was
wrongfully dismissed was to have been one of the first after Government
legislation to protect whistleblowers...