Innocent has axed plans to host a festival to promote its sponsorship of London 2012 due to poor ticket sales.
WPP denies it will refuse Sir Martin Sorrell pay package.
The Cloud , the BSkyB-owned Wi-Fi service, has signed Greggs as the first advertiser for the content portal it is about to launch in more than 100 railway stations nationwide.
McDonald’s wins Grand Prix at Marketing Society Awards for Excellence 2012.
Internet forecast to take nearly half of ad market in 2016
The Sunday Telegraph has published its first-ever quality newspaper stock cover wrap, advertising the Dior brand.
Twitter launches its first TV ad as it promotes new hashtag pages.
England football sponsors are facing an uphill struggle to engage with consumers, with fans having universally low expectations of the current England team.
Former Diageo marketer Philip Almond has been appointed as marketing and audiences director at the BBC, replacing Helen Normoyle who left the corporation to join DFS.
Unilever’s Marc Mathieu has made two appointments to his global team, as the FMCG company strives to “sharpen” its creative strategy.
EBay, the e-commerce giant, has appointed former Sainsbury’s marketer Amanda Metcalfe to the newly-created role of UK and Ireland marketing director, Marketing can reveal.
Sainsbury’s has acquired HMV’s holding in Anobii, a social network and online retailer of e-books, for £1.
Paddy Power is boosting its marketing team as part of a strategy to increase its focus on online, mobile and social media.
The company appointed Paul Battams as a portfolio manager. Battams joins from Lloyds TSB Private Banking.
SECURE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT LTD
The south-eastern Europe-focused property and investment company named Harin Thaker as a non-executive director. Thaker joins from pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG.
The investment banking arm of Otkritie Financial Corp made three appointments at its direct market access (DMA) business. It named Ben Wood as the international business head, Irina Glazkova as head of sales and Alexander Ospischev as head of business development.
It also promoted J.P. Natkin to the role of U.S. CEO at Otkritie Inc. Natkin joined Otkritie in 2011 from Credit Agricole.
DEXION CAPITAL GUERNSEY
The fund administration and fund management firm named Robin Fuller as an executive director. Fuller has been on the Dexion board as a non-executive director since 2004.
CLARKE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC
The commodity trading advisor named its founder and Chief Executive Michael Clarke as Chairman. It appointed John O’Brien, Jr. as CEO of the managed futures firm, effective June 30.
TD BANK GROUP
TD Bank Group named Lord Gus O’Donnell as a strategic advisor to Ed Clark, Group President and CEO, and TD’s Senior Executive Team. O’Donnell was Cabinet Secretary and Head of the U.K. Civil Service from 2005 to 2011.
The mergers and acquisitions advisory firm named Matt Russell as a Managing Director. Russell joins from Deutsche Bank.
BEVERLY HILLS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
The boutique investment advisory firm named Steven Stahlberg to head its western division.