London Olympic organisers are to provide a full breakdown of ticket sales for this year’s Olympics once all tickets have been sold, after a report criticised the ticketing arrangements and demands grow for more transparency around ticketing.
Kellogg has beaten Diamond Foods in the race to buy Procter & Gamble (P&G) snack brand Pringles, snapping it up for $2.69bn (£1.71bn).
Barclays is readying a marketing campaign to promote the launch of its Pingit app, which it claims is Europe’s first person-to-person service for sending and receiving money using mobile phones.
RTL Group chief executive Gerhard Zeiler has been appointed president of Turner Broadcasting’s international channel portfolio which includes CNN, Cartoon Network and TNT.
Maxus has appointed Mindshare’s Nick Baughan as its managing director.
OMD Group has appointed Matthew Wigham, the head of investment at Manning Gottlieb OMD, to the new role of head of investment across the group.
Walker Media, the M&C Saatchi-owned media agency, has combined its digital display and TV-buying teams and promoted digital strategist Clive Record to the position of head of screen.
BSkyB is to support the March launch of its dedicated Sky Sports Formula 1 channel with a multimedia ad campaign, which kicks off today (17 February).
News Corporation has hired Hamish McLennan, until recently chairman and chief executive of Young & Rubicam (Y&R), to develop global brand partnerships across its portfolio of media assets.
ERNST & YOUNG
The global auditing and advisory firm has hired Stefan Walter, formerly of the global Basel Committee on banking supervision, to expand its financial regulation practice.
The company announced that it had appointed Annemarie Ganatra as global head of medium-term notes (MTNs) and structured notes with immediate effect. Ganatra will be based in London and report to Jean-Marc Mercier, global head of debt syndicate.
HERITAGE CAPITAL UK LTD
The independent private merchant banking business named Angus Kerr as managing director and head of European advisory. Kerr joins from Credit Suisse and will be based in London.
The privately owned company said on Thursday that its unit which oversees money for big institutions has hired Mike Jones as chief executive officer, luring the industry veteran away from cross-town rival Columbia Management, a unit of Ameriprise Financial Inc.