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Brass Tacks customer titles

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.



FIFA launch



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

football features.



ITC reprimand



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

Games.



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.



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