Marketing Matters Jan/Feb 2016 ISSUE 48

NOT JUST VW Investigators in Germany are probing the role in the VW emissions scandal played by Stuttgart-based Robert Bosch, the large vehicle parts supplier which …

MORE BIG ONES MISTREATING THEIR CUSTOMERS
o Royal Mail has been fined £40 million by the French authorities for the participation …
o Energy company npower has been censured by industry regulator Ofgem for billing …

TAX AVOIDANCE, AND EVASION Consumer anger continues to build up over the way that large companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Mondelez …

YOUR MONEY AND YOUR LIFE Consumers have been warned of the dangers of buying and drinking counterfeit spirits. Some of the hundreds of thousands of bottles …

AMBULANCE CHASER CAUGHT A fine of £850,000 has been handed down by the Claims Management Regulator to a personal injury claims firm that made nearly 6 m …

MORE TELE-MARKETING CLEAN UP Our government have now made it mandatory for companies making marketing calls to display their telephone number, rather than …

DISABILITY AID WINS DESIGN PRIZE A non-spill spoon has won its British creator and designer a £1,000 prize in a design competition to find innovative new products to help …

JIM PULLS IT OFF It doesn’t take much to make some business types happy, it seems. An honorary doctorate was recently bestowed by Birmingham City University …

AND SO DOES NIGELLA Is there anyone left out there stupid enough to trust celebrity endorsements from paid “brand ambassadors”. Clearly Typhoo tea think there is  …

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