FOR THE RECORD
By ALASDAIR REID, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 11 June 1999 12:00AM
The Independent Television Commission has approved a number of changes to the Channel 5 licence. These include a reduction in the level of original productions and commissions in entertainment, sport, current affairs and drama but more programming in the areas of documentaries, news, films and children’s shows.
The Independent Television Commission has approved a number of
changes to the Channel 5 licence. These include a reduction in the level
of original productions and commissions in entertainment, sport, current
affairs and drama but more programming in the areas of documentaries,
news, films and children’s shows.
Chrysalis Radio has appointed Paul Fairburn as the new managing director
of Heart 100.7, the Midlands-based radio station. Fairburn was brought
in from Galaxy 102.2, where he was the managing director, to replace
Phil Riley, who was recently promoted to chief executive of Chrysalis
Radio, following Richard Huntingford’s promotion to managing director of
Future Publishing, which floats on 25 June, has been valued at between
pounds 525 million and pounds 600 million by Pathfinder Listing
Particulars. Future’s holding company will be called the Future Network
The telecoms and cable company, NTL, has invested pounds 40 million in a
national advertising campaign and new brand identity to promote its
services to business and residential consumers. The campaign, which
broke last week, was created by J. Walter Thompson and will run on
national terrestrial and satellite television, national and regional
press and radio, regional poster sites and the internet.
GWR Group has appointed Ian Wootton as sales director of SGR FM in
Ipswich and SGR Colchester. Wootton joined the GWR Group in 1993 as
sales director at Chiltern Radio. During his time there, the station’s
airtime revenue increased by 45 per cent.
From this month, 150 million Enza New Zealand apples will carry stickers
featuring Looney Tunes characters in a major ambient media promotion
between Enza and the Cartoon Network. The promotion also includes an
advertising campaign on the Cartoon Network television channel and an
Just Media, the specialist IT agency, has announced a 40 per cent
increase in profits for the last 12 months, bringing current turnover to
pounds 8 million. The results come a year after the agency appointed
David Gibson from Zenith Media as managing director.
Maiden Outdoor has launched a millennium package of three poster
campaigns to run over the new year period. The campaigns - a one-week,
two-week and three-week package - are being priced at Maiden’s normal
rates. The company is promising not to hike rates over this period.
The fitness club, Holmes Place, has launched a lifestyle magazine, The
Place, which will be distributed to 80,000 of the club’s members. The
quarterly magazine is published by RPL Publishing and will include
company news as well as features on health, fashion and beauty.
Total Media has landed assignments from Ecco Shoes and Orion Publishing
Group, worth a total of pounds 1.75 million. Ecco Shoes is a wholesale
company which sells to department stores throughout the UK. Orion’s
authors include Maeve Binchy, Michael Palin and Ian Rankin.
IPC’s teen magazine, Mizz, has struck a licensing deal with the
toiletries company, Cercle Rouge, to create a range of Mizz-branded body
sprays. Four fragrances, called Dare Ya! Love Ya! Show Ya! and Race Ya!,
will be sold through Superdrug stores from 7 July priced pounds
The MSM Group is launching a weekly magazine about the stock market in
September. The publisher of Shares will be Mark Van de Weyer, previously
managing director of FT Magazines. He said: ’We are targeting existing
shareholders but also the growing band of younger investors who see
shares as a higher growth opportunity compared with bank deposits and
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