Adam Kean, the joint executive creative director of Saatchi &
Saatchi UK, is considering whether to stay with the agency after turning
down the role of regional creative director for Asia. Saatchis is
expected to reorganise its creative department following the appointment
of David Droga as the executive creative director. John Pallant, Kean’s
fellow joint executive creative director, is expected to stay at the
The director general of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising,
Nick Phillips, has written to ITV supporting the network’s campaign to
move its flagship evening news bulletin, News at Ten. The programme’s
current position prevents ITV from screening films after the 9pm
watershed without a break.
Two Scottish agencies have already turned down the chance to pitch for
Kwik-Fit’s pounds 10 million advertising account - one of Scotland’s
largest - which was put up for review two weeks ago. The Union and 1576
responded negatively to the invitation from Kwik-Fit, but Faulds
Advertising and the Leith Agency are expected to take the brief
alongside the incumbent, the Morgan Partnership.
Virgin Radio has increased its revenue by 91 per cent since Chris Evans
joined the station last October. Revenue for October 1997 was pounds
1.88 million, which has risen to pounds 4.2 million for this October -
the largest revenue month in the station’s history.
Jacobs Bakery has handed Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper the pounds 2 million task
of promoting its Vitalinea brand of low-fat snacks as part of an agency
The brand was previously with Saatchi & Saatchi.
Leo Burnett’s media arm in the US, Starcom, is teaming up with the
MacManus-owned TeleVest to pitch for United Distillers and Vintners’
dollars 85 million North American media account. This is the first
concrete sign of co-operation between the pair in the US since Campaign
revealed they were in talks about linking their media operations around
the world. The two have already pitched successfully for Procter &
Gamble’s media in the UK.
The regional newspaper group, Trinity, has sold its North American
business leaving it with a portfolio focused entirely on UK activities,
with the exception of the Dublin newspaper, the Sunday Post. It has sold
Trinity Holdings in the US to its management in a deal worth pounds 33.5
million, which it will use to reduce debt.
1576, the four year-old Edinburgh Agency, made an impact at the Scottish
Advertising Awards this week, taking home the same number of awards as
the Leith Agency - traditionally Scotland’s most creative shop.
The two agencies won nine awards each, leaving Faulds Advertising in
sixth place with two.
BBH Unlimited, Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s new total communications division,
has hired Kieron Matthews, a senior account director from TBWA/Chiat Day
Canada, and the art director, James Pearson, who was previously
The Yorkshire-based bed company, Rest Assured, has appointed the Leeds
agency, Advertising Principles, to its account. Rest Assured previously
handled most of its advertising in-house, and the business was awarded
without a competitive pitch.
BMP DDB has hired two planners, Max Wright and Emma Williams. Williams,
who joins from the Camelot Group, will work on Anheuser-Busch and
Reuters, while Wright, who was formerly at DMB&B, will work on the Meat
and Livestock Commission, American Airlines and Volvic mineral
Tim Mellors, the creative chief at Grey, is to be the next guest of
CampaignLive’s TalkBack channel. Mellors, who has taken on the task of
revitalising the Grey creative product after folding his Grey-affiliated
agency, Mellors Reay & Partners, into the main agency, will be open to
questions from 10am on 27 November. Anyone wishing to take part should
go to www.campaignlive.com, proceed to channel 4 then click on the