Heinz has appointed Jones Knowles Ritchie to review design strategy
for all its grocery products sold in the UK.
Marks & Spencer is to open a further 20 neighbourhood stores as part of
its pounds 2.1 billion global expansion plans. Yesterday (Tuesday) the
retailer reported pre-tax profits of pounds 452.3m in the half-year to
Barclaycard is to allow its customers to pay their bills via the
Internet for the first time through Barclaycard Netlink, which uses a
security system on licence from the US government.
Lloyds TSB has appointed Debbie Gorski as marketing director for its
Life, Pensions and Unit Trusts businesses. Gorski was previously
marketing director for Black Horse Financial Services.
Ann Harris, new business director at HHCL & Partners, is leaving the
agency to join Publicis as marketing director. Her appointment comes
only eight weeks after Publicis brought in Richard Hytner, a former
director of the Henley Centre, as chief executive.
Carlsberg-Tetley has parted company with trade marketing director
Richard Ellis. Ellis is believed to have taken up a job at rival brewer
The BBC is understood to have appointed Anthea Turner to present the
National Lottery scratchcard gameshow TV Dreams, which is due to launch
in the New Year.
Top Rank, the UK’s largest bingo operator, is to change its name to
Mecca Bingo after long-term research indicated that Mecca had high
levels of customer recognition and approval.
The Independent is to give away free newspapers in selected areas of
London over the next two weeks. The newspaper declined to comment on the
size of the sampling exercise but said free copies would be included in
its ABC figures.
MasterCard International and its European equivalent, Europay, have
launched a combined commercial division to market the Maestro debit
brand across Europe. The operation will be headed by Europay’s general
manager of commercial affairs, Francis van den Bosch.
Disney Consumer Products has appointed Momentum to handle
through-the-line work for the UK.
BDDP Europe has appointed Mike Amour as its new managing director.
Amour, who previously worked at Wieden & Kennedy, will be responsible
for overseeing operations and driving business development.
Marketing magazine is presenting a conference sponsored by Yellow Pages
called ’Brand Building on the Internet’ at The Dorchester Hotel on
Wednesday, December 10. For more information call Tania Cassell on 0171