OTC drugs marketing
Arena has won the £4 million media business for Merck Consumer Health, owner of Seven Seas and Hailborange, currently handled by MEC Manchester.
Vype, the e-cigarettes brand, has become the latest e-cigarette manufacturer to fall fowl of the ad watchdog, after a poster ad was banned for portraying the product as a smoking cessation device.
Fortune came up with the most graphic comment on the seismic events of 2 April 1993 that rocked the marketing world to its foundations. It was, the magazine declared, "the day the Marlboro Man fell off his horse".
Mark Craze steps down as chief executive at Havas Media Group UK, Simon Calver resigns as head of Mothercare and James Wildman joins Trinity Mirror, in this week's round-up of people moves in advertising, marketing, media and PR.
Elizabeth Fagan, the international marketing director of Boots, Stuart Sullivan-Martin, the chief strategy officer at MEC and Dylan Williams, Mother's outgoing partner and chief strategic officer (soon to join Publicis Worldwide), are among the judge...
Reckitt Benckiser, the owner of Cillit Bang and Durex, has retained ZenithOptimedia to its £81 million UK media planning and buying account.
Steve Hatch becomes the first UK and Ireland regional director of Facebook and Richard Jacobs joins Kinetic as UK marketing director, in this week's roundup of people moves in advertising, marketing, media and PR.
Reckitt Benckiser, the FMCG giant and owner of Cillit Bang, Vanish and Dettol, has launched a review of its global media planning and buying account, previously estimated to be worth $800 million (£523.3 million).
M&C Saatchi has won the digital creative account for the high-street retailer Boots, including media strategy and implementation, after a competitive pitch.
Celesio, the German pharmaceutical company, is looking for an ad agency to support the expansion of its UK Lloydspharmacy brand across Europe.
Elizabeth Fagan, marketing director of Boots UK, will explore some of the challenges and opportunities facing today's marketers during the opening keynote address at this year's Media360 conference in June.
Vitabiotics, the multivitamin brand, is to launch its first TV ad campaign this evening, after signing a £2m 12-month partnership with Channel 5.
Boots UK is launching an advertiser-funded radio show on network Real Radio and national station Smooth Radio.
Albion has been hired by the online chemist Chemist Direct to handle its brand identity and redevelop its ecommerce platform, Chemistdirect.co.uk.
Initiative has been awarded the media account for over-the-counter healthcare company Omega Pharma in Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordics, incorporating 18 markets.
Arena Media has won the £3m media account for Swiss herbal sweet brand Ricola following a pitch against three other undisclosed agencies.
Boots has fallen foul of the ad watchdog for an online ad that based its claims about a dietary product on a study that focused "inappropriately on obese subjects".
Novartis, the pharmaceutical giant, is searching for a global advertising agency to handle the international roll-out of an over-the-counter product.
Morrisons and Boots appear to have avoided the uproar facing Asda over their Christmas ad campaigns, as complaints about their ads trickle in.
Rennie, the indigestion remedy brand, is to target people overindulging in the Christmas period by sponsoring seasonal programming across Channel 4, Film4 and the UKTV network.
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