Barclays has named Bank of Montreal chairman Matthew Barrett as
chief executive, ending the uncertainty of a nine-month period in which
Barclays has seen two CEOs leave. Barrett, who will be paid as much as
pounds 5.85m in his first year, will join Barclays in October.
British Midland has appointed John Morgan, British Airways’ general
manager for business sales, UK and Ireland, as its new board-level sales
and marketing director. He succeeds Alex Grant, who moved to head
British Midland’s external affairs division earlier this year. Morgan
joins later this year, following the company’s review of its corporate
identity (story, page 3).
Radio 2 is reviewing its pounds 1.2m creative account out of Ammirati
Puris Lintas after less than two years. The move is part of a drive to
attract younger listeners to the station, whose core audience is aged
QXL, the online auction service and next major web brand flotation after
Freeserve, is launching its first offline advertising campaign. The
pounds 1m outdoor press and radio push is designed to boost brand
awareness and visits to the site ahead of the September share offering,
which is expected to value the brand at between pounds 500m and pounds
UDV has handed its pounds 3m global airport advertising account to
Motive Outdoor Services, following a competitive review. The win covers
advertising for famous brands such as Baileys and Smirnoff, in all
airports around the world. The original pitch list included incumbent
Motive Carat, MindShare and Portland, Posterscope and IPM.
Calvin Klein Cosmetics has appointed Marisa Thalberg as its new director
of global advertising. Based in New York, she will be responsible for
advertising planning and production worldwide. A former account
supervisor at J Walter Thompson, she joins from Revlon’s US office,
where she was vice-president, management supervisor, overseeing
advertising. She replaces Tammy Cohen, who has moved to an undisclosed
Somerfield’s group development director, Jonathan Smith, has become the
third casualty of the supermarket group’s cull of senior marketers.
Smith, a former senior marketer for Sainsbury’s, has been given his
notice following the departure last week of group marketing director
Phil Smith and brand communications director Alan Shepherd.
Talk Radio’s owner, The Wireless Group, has made a number of management
changes following the acquisition of The Radio Partnership. Jonathan
Goodwin, previously chief operating officer of Talk Radio, becomes group
managing director. Jason Bryant has been promoted to managing director
of Talk Radio from development director, and Ashley MacKenzie moves from
commercial director of sport to become managing director of the group’s
local and regional radio interests.
Securicor has agreed to dispose of its 40% stake in BT Cellnett to BT
for pounds 3.15bn. The company has been intending to dispose of its
share for some time, as it has no day-to-day control over the company.
The move is likely to see closer collaboration between BT and BT
Cellnet, which now has five million subscribers in the UK.
Oil of Olay has linked up with The Prince’s Trust to encourage more
women to join the charity. The Olay/Prince’s Trust Award for Visionary
Women will give women bursaries to reward their achievements. The awards
will be advertised next year through Saatchi & Saatchi.
Cornish pasty-maker Ginsters has appointed Peter Judge as sales and
marketing director and Joss Davidge as head of marketing. Judge was
formerly sales and marketing director at Hazelwood Grocery Division,
while Davidge was marketing manager of the food and business sector at
Kraft Jacobs Suchard. Ginsters is launching a pounds 2m brand overhaul
next week, including a poster campaign through BBH Unlimited.
Toyota has appointed Ammirati Puris Lintas Paris as its lead European
agency, extending an existing relationship between APL and the ad agency
in Germany, announced in November last year. Saatchi & Saatchi continues
to represent Toyota in the UK. APL’s Paris office will be the lead
agency on the business.