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By VICTORIA MEDHURST, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 07 November 1997 12:00AM

Ann Harris has left HHCL & Partners after six-and-a-half years to become marketing director of Publicis, where she will work closely with its new chief executive, Richard Hytner. Harris was a partner at HHCL with responsibility for new business and PR. Her previous jobs included a three-year stint at Bates Dorland and a spell as director of public relations at the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers.

Ann Harris has left HHCL & Partners after six-and-a-half years to

become marketing director of Publicis, where she will work closely with

its new chief executive, Richard Hytner. Harris was a partner at HHCL

with responsibility for new business and PR. Her previous jobs included

a three-year stint at Bates Dorland and a spell as director of public

relations at the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers.



New PHD has created the position of head of radio, recruiting Cathy Lowe

for the role. Lowe worked at Capital Radio on sponsorship until August

1996 before going on maternity leave. She will report to New PHD’s media

director, Morag Blazey.



Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper has appointed its first non-executive director -

the theatre and film impresario, Michael White. The executive creative

director of the agency, Mark Wnek, said the appointment would ’keep us

at the cutting edge of the entertainment industry, an increasingly

important facet of communication’.



The Advertising Agency Register is renaming itself the AAR Group in a

bid to acknowledge that it operates for several disciplines ranging from

design to sales promotion and auditing. Discussions are taking place

with a design agency to rebrand its corporate logo.



The way in which Rajar gathers information is to change after a series

of investigations into the diaries kept by the sample radio

listeners.



Listeners will have personalised diaries created for them based on their

pre-selection of stations to which they are most likely to listen. The

new methodology, commissioned by RSL, Rajar’s operator, will come into

play after 1998.



DMB&B Financial has been appointed by the Kensington Mortgage Company to

handle a pounds 1 million advertising and direct marketing account after

a three-way pitch against unnamed agencies. Kensington is the leading

lender for customers who do not fit the normal high street criteria,

such as those who are self-employed or those who have ’impaired

credit’.



Police in Scotland are launching a ’good news’ TV campaign to counter

the negative effects of the Scotland Against Drugs advertising, which

has been accused of increasing the fear of crime. SAD’s work, by Faulds

Advertising, includes one commercial where a young woman is attacked

after a night out. The pounds 1 million SAD account is up for

review.



Camelot is launching a National Lottery Website at

http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/. Created by Saatchi & Saatchi through

its specialist Internet production company, Red Kite New Media, the site

aims to raise public interest in the National Lottery and Instants

games, and will allow players to generate random numbers for entry into

the draw.



Lowe Direct has signed the art director, Craig Sneddon, and the

copywriter, Bryan Keller, from Tomahawk as a senior team. The pair’s

portfolio includes work for Eastern Electricity and BT.



Roose & Partners has appointed Tara Gorst as new-business manager. She

was formerly at Bates Dorland working on new business for the UK and

Europe.



BBJ Media Services has continued its restructure with a series of

internal promotions. Suzy Berry, who joined the agency as a senior

planner three months ago, has been made an associate director. The

buying team has also been re-ordered, with Simon Woodward, Matthew

Platts, Nick Evans and Shaun Jordan all now heading buying groups. In

addition, Platts, Evans and Jordan will join Woodward on the board as

associate directors.



Campaign is presenting two one-day seminars. The first, entitled ’What’s

on Channel 400 Tonight? Understanding Digital TV’, takes place at the

Langham Hilton, London, on Tuesday 2 December. A second, called ’Brand

Building on the Internet’, is sponsored by Yellow Pages and takes place

at the Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday 10 December. For further details,

call Tania Cassell on 0171-413 4116.



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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