Pimp my pandas: zoo to let public into enclosures – at £1,000 a head. Edinburgh Zoo denies ‘keeper experience’ is about making money.
Dave is installing “man chairs” in Burton Menswear stores to provide shoppers with a place to watch pre-loaded content from the TV channel on tablet devices.
Budweiser, the FA Cup sponsor, is investing £1m directly into grassroots football in the UK during the next two years.
Brian Bloomer, Research in Motion’s media strategy director for EMEA, is joining Vodafone as its group media planning manager.
Luke Nathans is named Iris APAC chief.
Jeremy Davies, marketing director at E.ON, is to leave the energy company to take up a position with the Commercial Bank of Qatar.
Honda has appointed internal candidate Satoshi Suzuki to a senior European marketing role, after previous incumbent Tom Gardner was promoted to head up Honda Portugal.
Costa Coffee is aping Sky by moving into cycling sponsorship and backing Olympic medallist Ed Clancy’s team, Rapha Condor Sharp, during the Tour of Britain in September.
MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, formed after the merger of Morgan Stanley’s wealth unit and Citigroup Inc’s Smith Barney in 2009, hired seven advisers from rival firms in late July and early August.
Keith Munera and John Wildemore join from UBS Wealth Management Americas, the U.S. brokerage unit of the Swiss bank . They would be based in Pennsylvania.
Christopher Agnew, Gary Hewitt and Darrell Henricksen move to Morgan Stanley from Merrill Lynch, the brokerage owned by Bank of America. They would be based in Iowa.
In Florida, Angel Colina joins from Wells Fargo Advisors, the brokerage unit owned by Wells Fargo & Co, while Mark Ralston joins from LPL Financial and would be based in Kansas.
The bank named Cedric Lizin as head of its independent asset managers segment, Asia Pacific. He would be based in Singapore.
Lizin is also head of Japan and head of key clients, Asia Pacific, at Barclays.
The private equity firm named Ethan K Liebermann and Emily C McGinty as vice presidents in the healthcare and consumer group. They would be based in Boston.
The firm also appointed Jason S Mironov as vice president in the services group. He would be based in Menlo Park.
While Liebermann previously worked for Banc of America Securities LLC, McGinty and Mironov join from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC.
OLIVETREE FINANCIAL GROUP LTD
The brokerage and technology firm appointed Charlotte Wall as managing director and global head of product sales in London and New York. Wall, who joins from Markit Securities Finance, will begin her term on Nov. 1.