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By JOHN TYLEE, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 31 July 1998 12:00AM

Quiet Storm has been appointed to mastermind a high-profile television campaign for Original Source’s range of shampoos, bath foams and shower gels. Media buying for the campaign, which will roll out across the country from September, is by the Media Business. Three commercials are in production and additional press and poster work is also being discussed.

Quiet Storm has been appointed to mastermind a high-profile

television campaign for Original Source’s range of shampoos, bath foams

and shower gels. Media buying for the campaign, which will roll out

across the country from September, is by the Media Business. Three

commercials are in production and additional press and poster work is

also being discussed.



BT sources have confirmed that its business division’s head of marketing

communications, Dominic Owens, has left the company by mutual agreement.

Owens - whose departure came as BT appointed Cellnet’s brand director,

Tim Evans, to the position of head of brand and corporate communications

- is on three months’ gardening leave.



Wagadon’s glossy women’s magazine, Frank, has appointed Harriet Quick

its new editor, following the departure of the launch editor, Tina

Gaudoin. Quick was the features editor of Frank and part of the original

launch team. Previously, she was a fashion writer at the Daily

Telegraph.



British Airways is launching a single media sales operation to handle

all its in-flight media. BA Media is being established by Katz

International, which handles BA’s non-print in-flight advertising, and

Premier Magazines, which publishes BA’s High Life title. Bridget

McCarney of Katz and Caroline Warrick of Premier will share the

commercial director role at BA Media.



CDP has moved to beef up its account management and PR capabilities with

the hiring of four people. Claire Watts has joined from Saatchi &

Saatchi as an account director and Jason Keane from Evans Hunt Scott as

an account manager (direct marketing). Darren Whittaker and Paul Cushing

have also joined to work on MGM and Canon respectively.



The outdoor specialist, JC Decaux, has taken the contract to provide

street furniture for Nottingham from its rival, More Group. The account

is worth around pounds 1 million to Decaux.



Tim Nicholls, TBWA GGT Simons Palmer’s worldwide account director for

Hasbro toys, is leaving the London agency to run the business from New

York. Nicholls, who will report to Bob Kuperman, the network’s chief

executive for the Americas, will also work on the development of global

and US domestic new business.



BDH Communications has scooped the Hot (UK) account, and will create the

first television campaign for Vidal Sassoon hair appliances in more than

three years. The win follows a four-way pitch against undisclosed

agencies.



Sky Sports is launching a round-the-clock sports news channel next month

on its digital service. Sky Sports News will go on air on 10 August and

will focus primarily on football, including daily updates from every

Premier League club.



World Choice, the UK’s largest network of travel agents, which used to

be known as AT Mays, is in the final stages of a pitch for its

advertising business. The company is talking to both above- and

below-the-line agencies, including JWT Manchester, Scotland’s the Bridge

and Yellow M. A campaign is planned to break as early as next month.



Essex Radio Group has handed its national airtime sales contract to Katz

Radio. The appointment, which involves handling sales for Essex FM,

Breeze and the new East Anglian regional station, Vibe FM, will be

effective from 3 August.



The creative team responsible for the Peperami Gobbler and Peperami

Cheezie ads is leaving Ammirati Puris Lintas for St Luke’s. The

copywriter, Chris Wright, and the art director, Jules Chalkley, have

worked at APL since leaving college. At APL they also produced work for

Radio 4, Lynx, Flora and Batchelors.



Elaine Foran, the publisher of Elle, has been appointed group publisher

of Elle and Emap Elan’s latest women’s glossy, Red. Foran will be

responsible for raising Red’s profile among international advertisers as

the title prepares to launch outside the UK.



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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