EasyJet plays on England woes with ads for European flights.
England’s exit from Euro 2012 peaks at 23.3m.
England’s fruitless encounter with Italy in the Uefa Euro 2012 tournament brought a peak of 23.3 million viewers to BBC One, according to unofficial overnight figures.
Microsoft has acquired corporate social networking company Yammer, for $1.2bn (£769m), which it intends to integrate with Office and Skype, once the deal has been approved.
Greggs launches concept store and considers loyalty card.
Greggs is plotting a major revamp of its stores and is also poised to introduce a loyalty card in a move to cash in on its growing popularity, following the pasty tax row.
Mindshare and Google have teamed up to launch Mobile Garage, a joint venture designed to help Mindshare’s global client base harness Google’s mobile expertise.
Digital agency LBi has recruited John Monks to lead a social business design unit that aims to help businesses “re-engineer” themselves and take better advantage of emerging digital technologies within their advertising.
Daily Mail publisher A&N Media has promoted Marcus Rich, deputy managing director of Mail Newpapers, to the new role of commercial managing director of A&N Media, marking the latest executive change at the newspaper group.
A new sales house called Axiom Media, representing a number of UK and international media owners including UTV, STV, Hellomagazine.com and Russia Today, is launching this week.
The head of Morgan Stanley’s German unit is taking a leave of absence following an uproar over emails he reportedly exchanged with a regional politician.
BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch named Goldman Sachs banker Diego De Giorgi as a co-head of its investment bank in Europe.
ABN AMRO PRIVATE BANKING
The bank named Hans-Peter Borgh its chief commercial officer for Asia and the Middle East. Borgh will look after strategy, business development, performance and sales management and marketing and communications.
He will join ABN Amro from Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), where he was the regional head of affluent banking Asia Pacific.
J.P. MORGAN PRIVATE BANK
The bank appointed Christine Tan as a managing director. She will head multinational corporate clients subsidiary client coverage in Asia Pacific (APAC).
Jang was earlier head of regional treasury sales for South Asia at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She will be based in Singapore.
GREENHILL & CO INC
Independent investment bank Greenhill & Co said it hired rival Lazard Ltd’s Eric Mendelsohn as a managing director focused on restructuring advisory.
CME GROUP INC
The company appointed Dr. Sung Hee Hong as executive director, head of Korea. He has previously worked with the Korea Stock Exchange (KSE) and the Korea Exchange (KRX).
In his new role, Hong will be responsible for developing growth opportunities and customer relationships in Korea.
EDISON INVESTMENT RESEARCH
The company named Tom Carless its finance and operations director. He has will join Edison from 7city, a specialist financial training firm.
The investment research firm also appointed analysts Will Forbes to its oil and gas team and Zsolt Mester to its institutional service team. Forbes has earlier worked with Arc Asset Management, Millennium Capital Partners and Credit Suisse, while Mester was earlier with Sanford C. Bernstein.
The European private equity firm transferred its London partner Robin Bell-Jones to the firm’s Hong Kong office, to lead its technology, media and telecoms sector (TMT) in Asia. Bell-Jones will work with Asia co-heads to develop Permira’s franchise and investment activities in the region.
Bell-Jones has worked for Permira for over 10 years in its London and Frankfurt offices and is one of four partners in the TMT team.
SEI INVESTMENTS CO
The wealth management company said Christopher Freeman joined the company as senior business development director, global wealth services (GWS). Freeman was previously sales director at Pershing, eClerx, Dealogic, and TD Wealth Institutional.