High street retail marketing
Arguably no marketer has done more to shape a modern-day British brand than Steve Sharp. After almost a decade heading up Marks & Spencer's marketing he is bowing out gracefully from the bellwether retailer.
Marks & Spencer has lost the right to bid on the 'Interflora' trademark on Google AdWords, ending a five-year legal battle.
Steven Sharp, Marks & Spencer's long-serving marketing chief, is set to retire from the business and replaced by Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, the former Estée Lauder group president.
The video capabilities of Skype are being used by Specsavers to launch its annual 'Spectacle Wearer of the Year' competition.
AS Watson, the retailer that owns Superdrug and The Perfume Shop, is reviewing its European media planning and buying account, putting the UK incumbent, ZenithOptimedia, on alert.
The "style conscious woman" is the target of a campaign based on an idealised English home with photography shot by Rebecca Miller at Barlaston Hall, an 18th century manor house on the original Wedgwood Estate.
Trevor Cairns, Phones4U's director of marketing, is leaving the company after just six months in the role to join creative agency Love.
House of Fraser has appointed Wickes marketer Tony Holdway to the newly created role of director of brand.
Go Outdoors is rolling out its new TV commercial to mark the bank holiday weekend, encouraging consumers to make use of its special offer on camping equipment.
John Lewis is reportedly weighing up a move into the lucrative mobile phone market as part of its strategy of using trust in the brand to diversify its product range.
Outside somewhere, in a time long ago, before even Jean-Claude Decaux had pasted his first poster, the Romans were using the walls of Pompeii to advertise tourist destinations, local shops and political campaigns to the visiting masses.
Ikea is pushing its outdoor range with a TV spot featuring a couple battling against a gnome army in the latest stage of its attempt to drive behavioural change.
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Spring is a time for sprucing up the garden and an already onerous task is made near-impossible by a group of militant gnomes.
Argos plans to devise a "digital retail store of the future" concept, as it seeks to ward off increasing pressure from Amazon.
Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland is backing its new advertising style to help turn around its fashion proposition, as the retailer revealed another drop in clothing sales.
The balance of power could be about to swing in "copycat" packaging disputes after years of brand owners being the whipping boys, writes Matthew Chapman.
Apple has tasked Norman Foster's architecture company, Foster + Partners, to work on new designs for its much-lauded retail outlets.
Ford last week suffered huge embarrassment after a series of animated ads featuring images of scantily bound and gagged women were leaked online.
Costcutter is preparing to launch three tiers of own-label ranges encompassing up to 700 products, under an "independent" brand name.
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