Non-Olympic sponsor Nike is the brand most associated with the 2012 Olympics and is far out-performing Olympic sponsor and rival Adidas, according to new research by digital agency Jam.
Manchester City star Joleon Lescott is to follow the likes of David Beckham and Rio Ferdinand by launching his own branded clothing line.
News International has provided an update on its two UK newspaper websites behind paywalls, to report 119,255 digital subscribers for The Times and 113,818 for the Sunday Times.
Publicis Blueprint has hired Global Radio regional account director Tony Pelham in the new role of head of agency sales.
The Net-a-Porter Group has hired Tess Macleod Smith as its new group publishing director.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has promoted its North America marketing chief Mary Daily to lead its worldwide marketing with immediate effect.
Ryanair has been rapped by the ASA over two press ads that featured “offensive”
images of the budget airline’s cabin crew posing in their underwear.
The accountancy firm named Chris Merry as chief executive officer with immediate effect.
FIRST RESERVE CORP
The investment company focusing on the energy industry named Claudi Santiago as managing director and chief operating officer. Santiago will be based in London. The company also named Irene Mavroyannis as managing director in its investor relations group and will be based in the company’s Greenwich office.
ING INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
The principle asset manager of ING Group named Patrick Chia as head of Asian fixed income. Chia joins from Amundi and will be based in Singapore.
The accountancy firm named Deborah Bailey as managing director for its banking and securities regulatory practice. Bailey joined Deloitte in June 2009 as a director.
The company also appointed Christopher Spoth and John Corston as directors at its U.S. banking & securities practice. Both Spoth and Corston have been senior regulators at Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
The Puerto Rico-based bank appointed Ileana GonzáLez as head of the newly created commercial credit administration group, effective March 15, 2012. Jorge J. García has been named corporate comptroller, the post previously held by GonzáLez.