Sky is taking on LoveFilm and Netflix by launching its own pay-as-you-go internet TV service, which will allow consumers to watch some of its movie and TV content whether they are Sky subscribers or not.
Future has hired IPC’s Keith Walker in the new role of head of audience development for its games and film online properties.
T-Mobile is launching a proposition called ‘The Full Monty’ this week, which will offer customers unlimited calls, texts and data, with a major campaign coinciding with new activity from sister brand Orange.
Brit Insurance has axed its marketing and communications team, putting the future of its sponsorship of the England cricket team in doubt.
Npower has hired AXA marketer Debbie Britton to the post of director of customer marketing with a mandate to “rebuild trust” in the brand.
H&M, the Swedish fashion retailer, has unveiled its first Super Bowl TV ad, which stars football ace David Beckham.
Mindshare aims to boost its digital output with the recruitment of Nick Adams, who is returning to the WPP-owned agency after three years at rival Aegis.
Telegraph Media Group has appointed agency manager Mike Allen to the new role head of Olympic sales in the lead-up to London 2012.
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP
MUFG on Monday named its deputy president, Nobuyuki Hirano, as head of its core banking unit, a move that is likely to accelerate its push overseas and one that presages Hirano’s expected ascent to lead the entire company.
PRAMERICA REAL ESTATE INVESTORS
The European arm of the real estate investment and advisory business of U.S.-based Prudential Financial Inc named Raimondo Amabile as a managing director and new member of its European Executive Committee. Amabile joins from Tishman Speyer.
ALVAREZ & MARSAL
The global professional services company named Robin Priest as senior adviser. Priest joins from Deloitte LLP. The company named Keith Williamson and Dominic Wreford as managing directors based in London, and Boris Kolmakov as senior director heading the disputes practice. Kolmakov will join the Moscow office.
The UK-based real estate investment trust named Charles Miller as executive director. Miller joins from Jones Lang LaSalle.
CITY INDEX GROUP
The retail trading services provider named Ashraf Laidi as chief global strategist. Laidi joins from MG Financial Group.
ANACAP FINANCIAL PARTNERS LLP
The specialist European financial services private equity firm promoted Justin Sulger and Fabrizio Cesario to partners.
LIME TREE INVESTMENT PARTNERS LLP
Former Skandia and Cofunds CEO Brett Williams joined the newly established private equity firm as a founder partner. Lime Tree invests in and helps the development of fast growth companies across various sectors.
FRANKLIN SQUARE CAPITAL PARTNERS
The sponsor of alternative investment products named Robert Hoffman as product specialist. Hoffman will join Franklin Square’s portfolio management team from Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc.
NEUBERGER BERMAN GROUP LLC
The asset management firm appointed Brian Saltzman as a wealth adviser and vice president in its New York City office, effective immediately. Saltzman joins from AllianceBernstein.