MOVERS

campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 29 March 1996 12:00AM

R. H. Advertising and Design, the West Country’s largest independent advertising agency, has been handed on to the next generation through a management buyout. The agency has been bought from the remaining founding partner, Peter Nicholls, by its four departmental heads: Richard Marsh, client services director; Janice Potter, media director; Mervyn Seale, creative director; and David Smith, production director. R. H. Advertising mainly handles companies based in the West Country with national and international markets, though some clients are from outside the region. National clients include Jersey European Airways, TutorPro from PEC, Aid Call and the newly-won Paignton Zoo account. Regional clients include St Austell Brewery, Devon and Cornwall TEC and the estate agency groups, Colvilles and Strutt and Parker.

R. H. Advertising and Design, the West Country’s largest independent

advertising agency, has been handed on to the next generation through a

management buyout. The agency has been bought from the remaining

founding partner, Peter Nicholls, by its four departmental heads:

Richard Marsh, client services director; Janice Potter, media director;

Mervyn Seale, creative director; and David Smith, production director.

R. H. Advertising mainly handles companies based in the West Country

with national and international markets, though some clients are from

outside the region. National clients include Jersey European Airways,

TutorPro from PEC, Aid Call and the newly-won Paignton Zoo account.

Regional clients include St Austell Brewery, Devon and Cornwall TEC and

the estate agency groups, Colvilles and Strutt and Parker.



The field marketing specialist, CPM, has appointed Chris Ive general

manager, client services. Ive has 23 years of sales and marketing

experience and has held management positions at Procter and Gamble,

Mars, Golden Wonder, Rowntree, Sun-Pat and Duracell, where he was sales

director for six years.



Martin Child has joined Clarke Hooper Consulting as business development

director. Child spent the past seven years with LGM as a client service

director, running the Budweiser, SmithKline Beecham and Ladbrokes

Business.



The Thames Valley marketing consultancy, the Marlow Agency, has further

expanded its account handling team with the appointment of Richard

Goodall as account executive. Goodall, who is currently studying for a

diploma in marketing, comes to the Marlow Agency with client and agency

experience. He will be assisting with the agency’s Yonex, Oracle,

Blackwell Books and South Glamorgan County Council accounts.


Fiona Kerr has been appointed public relations and marketing manager at

David Ward Design. Kerr joins the design group with experience of PR and

marketing in Scotland, having previously worked in the travel and

tourism sectors and the management services industry. In her new

position she will be responsible for all press, public and client

relations for the Alloa-based design consultancy.



John Harben has been appointed to the newly created position of director

of internal communication at International Distillers and Vintners, the

drinks division of Grand Metropolitan PLC. His responsibilities will

include the company’s worldwide quality programme and facilitating

communications between IDV’s leadership and employees. Harben comes from

the European information management group, Sema, where he was principal

consultant, and was formerly a director of the UK management

consultancy, Smythe Dorward Lambert.



The printer manufacturer and support company, Mannesmann Tally, has

appointed Tracy Gill its new marketing communications controller. Gill’s

role will be to drive marketing communications in both the UK and

international territories. She has previously worked for Multitone Radio

Paging and Toshiba Information Systems.



Baxi Heating has appointed Mike Lomax to lead its communications team.

In his role as marketing communications manager he takes responsibility

for advertising and PR, direct marketing and publicity. Lomax has spent

five years at Creda handling all aspects of marketing communications for

the Creda and Cannon brands. Before moving into consumer durables he was

the publicity manager for Pilkington.



ID Magasin has made two appointments. Marjorie Epson becomes research

manager, with specific responsibility for project management, client

liaison, management of the research team and research innovation. Before

this she worked for the Woolwich Building Society as an economic

analyst. She will be working across all ID Magasin’s accounts. Anne

Bedford is ID Magasin’s latest account manager, and comes from Thomas

Cook.



Teamwork Marketing in York has reorganised its staffing structure and

made several key senior appointments. Bobby Collins is promoted to

commercial director for field marketing, while Clare Munden moves up to

operations director, database marketing. Ann Gurnell and Deborah Clowes

are appointed account directors. In addition, three of the sales

promotion team have been promoted. Nelson McConnell becomes a senior

account manager, while Lisa Jenkinson and Heather Aston become

production manager and administration manager respectively. Other new

recruits to the group include Rebecca Charlesworth as account manager

and Frances Russell as database marketing supervisor.



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