What’s 1966 famous for?

England winning the World Cup? Well I guess so, but it was also the year that the first credit card in the UK was issued by Barclaycard. And who launched the first telephone banking system in the UK and in what year? Girobank in 1980. These …

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UK marketing budgets decline

Marketing budgets declined in the UK during the second quarter of this year and the outlook appears mixed for 2012. A regular survey of 300 major firms by the IPA, the ad industry body, and Markit, the research group, showed …

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Ten brands that gain the most admiration from marketers

Marketers might have different priorities from members of the public when it comes to admiring businesses and brands, but according to a new list of the companies most respected for their marketing, those brands that please their customers are also …

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BlackBerry’s market positioning in the UK

Gerry Kelliher, a director with RIM, is committed to adding NFC to every new BlackBerry handset in order to cement its position as the frontrunner for NFC technology in the UK. “If customers are interested in NFC in the UK …

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Where’s my child?

I look forward to selling this one in to my children: Thousands of students skip school everyday. It is a problem in every school district across the globe. Now RFID tracking technology is being used in countries like the UK …

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Visa Europe launches exclusive UK offers portal

Visa Europe yesterday launched an exclusive new web portal offering deals and discounts from popular retail brands exclusively for Visa cardholders in the UK. The site can either be accessed directly at www.visaoffers.eu/uk/ or via Visa’s Golden Space website at …

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Orange finds tablets are cannibalising TV consumption

Orange found that 35% of UK tablet owners use their devices to watch video-on-demand (VOD) content, the vast majority of which is at home, thus cannibalising PC and TV-based media consumption. via New Media Age. This is quite exciting stuff. Tablet …

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