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Gemma Charles

Sustainability Editor

Gemma Charles has been at Marketing since 2007 and is a specialist in sustainability, political marketing and the alcoholic beverage sector.

Previously she reported on the food and alcohol sectors, joining the magazine after a spell of freelancing at various titles. She has also held staff reporting roles on Marketing Week, The Lawyer and Inside Housing, the social housing journal, where she started her journalistic career a decade ago.

Latest articles from Gemma Charles

Sainsbury’s WWI Christmas ad escapes ban despite more than 700 complaints
27 November 2014
Sainsbury's WWI-themed Christmas ad has avoided a ban, despite 727 complaints from members of the public who found the campaign 'distasteful'.
Diageo reveals plans for first hackathon
04 November 2014
Diageo Technology Ventures, the drinks giant's global innovation programme, is planning to host a hackathon weekend with the aim of building digital tools that promote responsible drinking.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic craft crashes in California desert
31 October 2014
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft has crashed, leaving at least one person dead.
Craftsmanship and blending are the focus for new global Johnnie Walker ad drive
30 October 2014
The "unique character" of four luxury Johnnie Walker whiskies is brought to life in a global ad push by the Diageo-owned brand.
Sainsbury’s launches spooky voices app to bring its Halloween costumes to life
17 October 2014
Sainsbury's has launched a Halloween-themed app, which brings its range of scary costumes to life with an interactive twist.
David Beckham celebrates the launch of Haig Club whisky
06 October 2014
David Beckham has unveiled Haig Club, a single grain whisky which he helped to create, at an exclusive event over the weekend.
The five trends driving Diageo's luxury marketing
23 September 2014
Diageo Reserve, which houses the drinks giant's premium brands such as Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Tanqueray No. Ten and Ciroc, is in rude health.
Johnnie Walker Blue enlists Jude Law for 'Symphony in Blue' extravaganza
18 September 2014
Johnnie Walker Blue Label last night presented Symphony in Blue, billed as the "world's first theatrical, experiential, musical and artistic journey".
Adidas Originals app lets consumers personalise trainers with selfies
04 September 2014
Ever wanted to see your gurning face on a trainer?
E-cigarette brands Blu and E-lites slam Nicorette 'smear' ad
04 September 2014
E-cigarette brands have attacked an ad campaign by Nicorette that tells smokers not to "vape".
Has e-cigarette brand Blu's new digital plan gone up in smoke?
03 September 2014
Blu has undergone a major transformation recently in regards to its digital strategy, but has it's vigorous social-media activities had a positive impact following its May rebrand?
Hottest virals: Kia's hamsters return with some hot lady friends, plus Nike and Sony
28 August 2014
The latest virals from Kia, Nike and Sony.
Childhood commercialisation activist calls for a 'family friendly' sticker for retailers
26 August 2014
A "family friendly" accreditation scheme should be developed for retailers that refuse to sell sexualised clothing for children and "lads' mags" with racy covers, according to the chief executive of the Mothers' Union.
Hottest virals: GoPro’s surfing pig rules the waves, plus Apple and Nike
22 August 2014
The latest virals from GoPro, Apple and Nike.

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