Budweiser has signed up football managers Sam Allardyce and Ian Holloway to star in radio ads highlighting its sponsorship of the FA Cup, which reaches its third round this weekend.
Virgin Money has confirmed it is to be the new shirt sponsor of Newcastle United in a two-year deal that could be worth up to £20m.
Simon Pardon, global chief trading officer at Aegis Media and the former managing director of ITV sales house Granada Enterprises, has left Aegis to “pursue other interests”.
Starbucks has appointed internal marketing executive Ian Cranna as its new UK top marketer, replacing Brian Waring who has been promoted to an international role.
Lauren Crampsie, formerly chief marketing officer for Ogilvy North America, has been promoted to the worldwide CMO role, following the departure of Eleanor Mascheroni.
Mail Newspapers has restructured its 80-strong commercial team in a move to forge closer relations with media agencies, and has chosen not to replace its head of agency trading.
Apple has appointed Adobe executive Todd Teresi to run its mobile advertising offering iAd ahead of a major media announcement, according to reports.
Yahoo has confirmed the appointment of PayPal president Scott Thompson as its new chief executive, replacing Carol Bartz who was sacked in September last year.
Trinity Mirror, publisher of the Daily Mirror, has acquired Communicator Corp, the digital communications company which specialises in email marketing and mobile communications, for £8m, as it seeks to expand its digital marketing offering.
IPC Media, owner of NME and Marie Claire, has appointed Jon Tickner, formerly head of media solutions at Telegraph Media Group, in the new role of creative development director.
Stuart Feather, the co-founder of Feather Brooksbank, now Carat Edinburgh, has left the agency to form his own start-up.
The U.S. mortgage lender named Glen Messina as president and chief executive, succeeding Jerome Selitto.
The Japan-based financial company named Andy Chaytor as executive director, senior macro strategist in the global macro strategy team.
TULLETT PREBON PLC
The inter-dealer broker named Simon Underhill as head of options trading (EMEA) on the base metals desk.
SIGNIA WEALTH LIMITED
The wealth manager appointed Martin O’Hare as managing director and head of investment solutions.
The private equity firm appointed Stuart Howard as chief operating officer for European listed products. Stuart will oversee HarbourVest’s role in the operations of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited and HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe, the listed investment companies managed by HarbourVest affiliates.