Sky Sports sacking Andy Gray is well out of order – have the Muppets taken over at Sky and News Corporation?

Sky Sports veteran football analyst Andy Gray has been sacked for making some mildly disobliging remarks about female line runner Sian Massey (his co-host Richard Keys was rather ruder and keeps his job). The clincher for Gray seems to have ...

Read More »

Fru Hazlitt sets out her post-Gary Digby sales agenda for ITV

New ITV marketing boss Fru Hazlitt has been telling the Financial Times (registration required) how she intends to “wean” ITV away from its reliance on 30-second commercials (“hideously cyclical”) and make it the UK’s pre-eminent “marketing platform.” This apparently means ...

Read More »

POM Wonderful juice gets its very own movie courtesy of Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock

There’s a brave pomegranate juice provider, POM Wonderful is sponsoring Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary about product placement, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. So now it’s become POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. Spurlock, whose ...

Read More »

Toronto agency John St puts pink pony birthdays on the marketing map

This is absolutely brilliant, a spoof agency of the year submission for Strategy magazine from Toronto agency John St. Called ‘Pink Ponies: a case history’ it almost has you believing it all. “In a crowded birthday market we didn’t didn’t ...

Read More »