March 2007 Online

John Tusa

Barbican boss for Uni of Arts

The University of the Arts London has appointed former BBC broadcaster and journalist Sir John Tusa as its chairman. He will take up the position in the autumn.Tusa replaces former BBC Television managing director Will Wyatt, who is retiring after eight years in the role. Tusa will be responsible for governance and overseeing the management […]

Rogers wins Pritzker prize

Architect Richard Rogers has been named as winner of the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize. He will receive the honour at an official ceremony due to take place in London on 4 June.Rogers was chosen by a panel of eminent figures from the world of architecture, including Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, former Arts Council chairman Lord […]


Turquoise wins Blinko branding

London consultancy Turquoise has been appointed by Italian mobile media and technology company Buongiorno to develop a brand strategy for its Blinko business. The consultancy won the work in a two-way pitch.Blinko is the consumer brand for mobile entertainment launched by Buongiorno in September 2005, across 15 countries. Turquoise is charged with defining the brand’s […]

Should you be exporting?

A report out this week, commissioned by UK Trade & Investment, claims that businesses that export boost their productivity by up to one third.

Ralph to open Leeds office

Digital group Ralph is to expand into the north of England with a second office in Leeds, which will open on 16 April. The consultancy has its main office in London, but is hoping to address a gap in the market for its clients based in the north of England. Ralph director Jay Armitage says, […]

The Team

Loewy acquires The Team

Loewy, the acquisitive marketing services network, will today sign a cash and equity deal to acquire public sector branding specialist The Team, Design Week can reveal.

Nick Hough

Lambie-Nairn boss in ‘amicable’ departure

Nick Hough, chief executive officer of WPP-owned screen branding specialist Lambie-Nairn, has quit the consultancy. He will be replaced on 1 May by Christian Schroeder, managing director of WPP network stablemate Landor Associates in Hamburg.Hough, who has already left Lambie-Nairn, confirmed the move to Design Week, describing it as ‘amicable’. However, he declined to comment […]

Cami takes final bow at The Partners

The last remaining founder of The Partners, Aziz Cami, is to step down as creative chairman at the end of May.Cami says he will continue to consult with The Partners, as well as with the wider WPP group. ‘[WPP chief executive] Martin [Sorrell] and I have discussed working with WPP’s global clients on an ad […]

Richard Saysell

More Coutts resignations as former boss launches start-up

It has emerged this week that a further three board directors at Coutts Retail Communications have resigned. The departures follow the exit of managing director Richard Saysell, operations director Christiaan O’Connor and IT director Mark Saysell last month.Kate Caines, client services director for retail, confirms that she is working out her notice period, as are […]

Aurora animation festival

Animation festival rebrands

The Norwich International Animation Festival is renaming and rebranding itself as Aurora, as a result of its animation tag being too restrictive.According to festival director Adam Pugh, the in-house rebrand is part of a move for the event to reflect the diversity of content being produced in the burgeoning sector.‘A lot of people are stuck […]

Departure heads south

Nottingham-based design consultancy Departure is expanding with a new office in London.Departure was founded in October 2005 by chairman and creative director Gary Marshall and managing director Sara Martin. The eight-strong consultancy works across the range of design disciplines including graphics, literature, packaging, online, exhibitions and motion graphics. Previous clients include Nottingham Race Course and […]

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