Brass Tacks customer titles
The Brass Tacks Publishing Company has won the contracts to produce
customer magazines for Norwich Union Healthcare, Brooke Bond and Bank of
Scotland Direct, the independent direct banking arm of Bank of Scotland.
Future Publishing is launching a new one-off football magazine, FIFA 96,
on 9 November in association with software publisher Electronics Arts,
which is releasing the FIFA 96 video game a week later. The magazine
will be edited by Rob Pegley and will be the guide to the game on all
hardware formats. Coverage includes reviews, tips interviews and
HTV Wales has admitted breaching the Independent Television Commission’s
regulations on undue prominence after it was criticised by the ITC over
a story in its Wales Tonight programme. The item was about a hot air
balloon flight organised by courier company DHL. The report included a
number of shots of DHL’s logo as well as on screen credits for DHL.
ITC appoints Monteith
The Independent Television Commission has appointed Peter Monteith as
its regional executive for the east of England. He was previously head
of publications at the Independent Television Commission.
Children’s net site set up
TCC, the children’s cable and satellite channel, has launched its own
Internet site, TCC24seven, and is now seeking sponsorship and targeting
eight to 15-year-old boys and girls. The site will be edited by former
Smash Hits production editor Andrew Grumbridge.
APIS sports sponsorship coup
API Sponsorship has been appointed marketing agents for the sale of
broadcast rights and international sponsorships of the 1998 Commonwealth
Nokia to sponsor Tonight Show
Nokia Mobile Phones is to sponsor the Tonight Show with Jay Leno,
broadcast on NBC Super Channel.
The Red Group is set to finalise its acquisition of Barkers Trident
Communications today (27.10) and merge it with its existing division
Design Publications to offer an international corporate publishing
service. Alan Peaford becomes chief executive of the Red Group’s
publishing arm and will control operations in London Banbury, York,
Boston and Detroit.