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campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 10 November 1995 12:00AM

News IQ, the online information service planned by News International, has named the shortlist for its pounds 1-2 million launch campaign. The three agencies being invited to pitch are Butterfield Day Devito Hockney, Maher Bird Associates and Lansdown Conquest. The service will be marketed direct to end-users, rather than through their employers.

News IQ, the online information service planned by News International,

has named the shortlist for its pounds 1-2 million launch campaign. The

three agencies being invited to pitch are Butterfield Day Devito

Hockney, Maher Bird Associates and Lansdown Conquest. The service will

be marketed direct to end-users, rather than through their employers.



Richard Hytner, the chief executive of Ammirati and Puris/Lintas, is

tipped to be a candidate for the vacant managing director’s job at Bates

Dorland. Paul Twivy, the Dorlands group chief executive, would not

identify the contenders, but said the shortlist had been increased from

three to four and that final interviews would take place next week.



Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe, Publicis and the incumbent, Arc

Advertising, are to fight a further round in the battle for the Times’s

advertising account. Toby Constantine, the marketing director of Times

Newspapers, has asked the three - from an original shortlist of five -

to work on an extra brief. Pitches are scheduled for 17 November.

Pitches for the Sunday Times’s account will be held separately the

following week. The line-up will include Ogilvy and Mather, but not Lowe

Howard-Spink, which has withdrawn.



Three media companies are expected to pitch for Savacentre’s media

planning and buying business. The account was handled by WM Media, which

has now merged with CIA Medianetwork. The Billett Consultancy is thought

to be consulting on the pitch. Savacentre has spent pounds 1.2 million

on advertising over the last year, but the budget for 1996 is expected

to be increased significantly.



Doner Cardwell Hawkins has made its first hiring since its was created

following Doner and GGK’s merger (Campaign, 27 October) by appointing

Graham Golding as finance director. Golding was formerly with Willott

Kingston Smith, the specialist accountancy firm, and Edwards Martin

Thornton, where he helped to negotiate the agency’s merger with Burkitt

Weinreich Bryant.



Conde Nast has struck a six-figure group deal with Young and Rubicam and

Eurostar. The cross-Channel passenger train operator has produced a

branded, 16-page European events booklet that will appear on the front

cover of the December issue World of Interiors and January editions of

GQ, Tatler, Vanity Fair and Vogue.



Veronica Wadley is tipped to take over as editor of the Daily Express.

Wadley was deputy editor at the Daily Telegraph before being replaced by

Sarah Sands two weeks ago.



The long-awaited merger of BMP DDB Needham and Abbott Mead Vickers

BBDO’s media departments is likely to go ahead next year. Discussions

about establishing a single European media brand for Omnicom, which owns

BMP and has a 27 per cent stake in AMV, have been going on all year.

However, such a merger would throw up potential client conflicts between

BMP’s Boots and AMV’s Sainsbury’s accounts.



Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury has recruited the account director, Nick

Howarth, from Ogilvy and Mather, where he worked on Golden Wonder and

American Express. He will take charge of the agency’s Robinsons team.



Simons Palmer Denton Clemmow and Johnson has made three board

appointments, its first since 1990. The new members are Charlie Rudd, an

account director on IDV and Marston’s Pedigree, Jo Sayer, the head of TV

and the first woman to be appointed to the board, and Grant Litchfield,

an account planner who works on the Sony, IDV and Red Cross accounts.



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