Quiet Storm has been appointed to mastermind a high-profile
television campaign for Original Source’s range of shampoos, bath foams
and shower gels. Media buying for the campaign, which will roll out
across the country from September, is by the Media Business. Three
commercials are in production and additional press and poster work is
also being discussed.
BT sources have confirmed that its business division’s head of marketing
communications, Dominic Owens, has left the company by mutual agreement.
Owens - whose departure came as BT appointed Cellnet’s brand director,
Tim Evans, to the position of head of brand and corporate communications
- is on three months’ gardening leave.
Wagadon’s glossy women’s magazine, Frank, has appointed Harriet Quick
its new editor, following the departure of the launch editor, Tina
Gaudoin. Quick was the features editor of Frank and part of the original
launch team. Previously, she was a fashion writer at the Daily
British Airways is launching a single media sales operation to handle
all its in-flight media. BA Media is being established by Katz
International, which handles BA’s non-print in-flight advertising, and
Premier Magazines, which publishes BA’s High Life title. Bridget
McCarney of Katz and Caroline Warrick of Premier will share the
commercial director role at BA Media.
CDP has moved to beef up its account management and PR capabilities with
the hiring of four people. Claire Watts has joined from Saatchi &
Saatchi as an account director and Jason Keane from Evans Hunt Scott as
an account manager (direct marketing). Darren Whittaker and Paul Cushing
have also joined to work on MGM and Canon respectively.
The outdoor specialist, JC Decaux, has taken the contract to provide
street furniture for Nottingham from its rival, More Group. The account
is worth around pounds 1 million to Decaux.
Tim Nicholls, TBWA GGT Simons Palmer’s worldwide account director for
Hasbro toys, is leaving the London agency to run the business from New
York. Nicholls, who will report to Bob Kuperman, the network’s chief
executive for the Americas, will also work on the development of global
and US domestic new business.
BDH Communications has scooped the Hot (UK) account, and will create the
first television campaign for Vidal Sassoon hair appliances in more than
three years. The win follows a four-way pitch against undisclosed
Sky Sports is launching a round-the-clock sports news channel next month
on its digital service. Sky Sports News will go on air on 10 August and
will focus primarily on football, including daily updates from every
Premier League club.
World Choice, the UK’s largest network of travel agents, which used to
be known as AT Mays, is in the final stages of a pitch for its
advertising business. The company is talking to both above- and
below-the-line agencies, including JWT Manchester, Scotland’s the Bridge
and Yellow M. A campaign is planned to break as early as next month.
Essex Radio Group has handed its national airtime sales contract to Katz
Radio. The appointment, which involves handling sales for Essex FM,
Breeze and the new East Anglian regional station, Vibe FM, will be
effective from 3 August.
The creative team responsible for the Peperami Gobbler and Peperami
Cheezie ads is leaving Ammirati Puris Lintas for St Luke’s. The
copywriter, Chris Wright, and the art director, Jules Chalkley, have
worked at APL since leaving college. At APL they also produced work for
Radio 4, Lynx, Flora and Batchelors.
Elaine Foran, the publisher of Elle, has been appointed group publisher
of Elle and Emap Elan’s latest women’s glossy, Red. Foran will be
responsible for raising Red’s profile among international advertisers as
the title prepares to launch outside the UK.
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