Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson among eight journalists to be charged over phone hacking.
O2 ends 10-year Arsenal sponsorship.
David Beckham kicks a ball into a drum to signal the beginning of the London 2012 Olympic Games in a new TV ad for worldwide sponsor Samsung.
Paddy Power, the bookmaker, is to sponsor an egg-and-spoon race in London, Burgundy, next week and has dubbed the event ‘the largest athletics event in London this year’.
It is ‘morally wrong’ to pay tradesmen cash in hand, says David Gauke, apparently a Treasury minister.
Amazon to open digital innovation hub in East London.
Mail Online makes its first profit in June 2012.
Sky poaches Liz Darran for senior marketing role.
MEC hires Vizeum’s Dan Plant as first real time planning director.
Aviva marketer Kevin Peake exits role.
Immediate Media, publisher of Radio Times and Olive, has appointed Tony Macklin, the former Procter & Gamble executive, to a top strategy role.
Warburtons has appointed Nestlé UK’s head of chocolate Mark Simester as its new marketing director, replacing Richard Hayes.
Mark Coad, former chief executive of OMD Australia, is rejoining Omnicom Media Group after nearly three years to take on the CEO role for PHD Group Australia.
Michael Rake has ruled himself out of the running for the chairmanship of Barclays, a role he had been favorite to assume, raising fresh questions on the leadership of the bank as it struggles to recover from the Libor scandal.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, formed after the merger of Morgan Stanley’s wealth unit and Citigroup’s Smith Barney in 2009, hired Thomas McDavid, Jonathan Spafford and Robert Gilson as advisers from rival brokerage Merrill Lynch, the wealth management unit owned by Bank of America.
The assets management company named Gerard Errera, who held the position of special adviser, as chairman of Blackstone France. Before joining the alternative asset manager, Errera was secretary general of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and French ambassador to the United Kingdom.
ETF SECURITIES LTD
The exchange-traded investment products company hired former iShares executive Philippe Roset as head of Benelux sales. Prior to his time at iShares, Philippe was a supervisory officer at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.
The independently owned investment and wealth management company appointed Sapna Kandukuri as a marketing manager. She joins Heartwood from Coutts, where she was responsible for rolling out propositions for its entrepreneur and female clients.