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Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has joined the pitch for the European launch of Ultrafem’s sanpro product, Instead. Gotham and Marketing Drive are also pitching for the pounds 10 million account. Leagas Delaney and Delaney Flethcher Bozell are out of the running.

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has joined the pitch for the European

launch of Ultrafem’s sanpro product, Instead. Gotham and Marketing Drive

are also pitching for the pounds 10 million account. Leagas Delaney and

Delaney Flethcher Bozell are out of the running.



The Department of National Heritage is set to relaunch as a powerful

economic ministry next week. It is expected to take over some of the

functions of the Department of Trade and Industry, which is currently

responsible for the advertising industry, multi-media, radio and

telecommunications.



Associated Newspapers has shortlisted BMP Optimum, the Media Centre and

the two incumbents, Motive Communications and Optimedia, to pitch for

its pounds 15 million pooled media business.



Nick Kelvin, the planning director of CIA Medianetwork, left the company

last week. His departure comes two months after the arrival of Alan

Brydon as deputy managing director of CIA. No-one at CIA was available

to comment.



Planet 24, the TV production company behind the Big Breakfast, is

bidding to make its first foray into radio as part of a consortium vying

for the North-west regional radio licence, to be awarded at the end of

the year. Other members of the More 105.4 bidding group are the Radio

Partnership and Mark Story, a former producer at Radio 1 and Capital

FM.



Capital Radio’s chief executive, Richard Eyre, is the frontrunner for

the newly created post of chief executive of ITV. An unnamed senior

executive from the leisure industry is also understood to be on the

shortlist.



The UK will get its first TV Internet service in October. NetChannel

will offer viewers a full Internet faculty via an existing domestic TV

and a standard telephone line and will give TV advertisers the chance to

route viewers from their TV ads to an Internet site. Emap, Conde Nast

and Associated Newspapers are set to provide customised content for the

service.



Nick Baum, the former European network director of Euro RSCG, has been

appointed group executive vice-president of Euro RSCG Worldwide. He will

be responsible for the Peugeot account worldwide and all the network’s

international acc-ounts that are managed from Paris.



Neil Campbell, Clark & Taylor’s new-business director and a former

partner at Walton & Wiggins, is setting up an account-handling and

new-business company to work alongside the creative independent, Grounds

Morris.



The McWilliams Partnership has hired Fran Caplan to head business

development with a brief to help the agency achieve top 20 status within

four years. Caplan previously worked at GGT, J. Walter Thompson and Leo

Burnett.



United News & Media has appointed the Emap Business Communications

director, Tony Tillin, as chief executive of Miller Freeman Worldwide.

Tillin will report to David Arculus, United’s chief operating officer.

He will be replaced at Emap by Derek Carter, the managing director of

Emap Maclaren.



The mystery publisher behind Project Tease, the magazine launch touted

as a ’Loaded for women’, is circulating an A4 dummy. The magazine will

cost pounds 1.95 and launches in the third week of September, backed by

a promotional campaign.



IPC Southbank has formed a new product development team to work on

magazine launches. The Options editor, Maureen Rice- Knight, will head

the group which will focus on fashion, teenage, health and beauty

projects.



John Wilman, the soft furnishings and wall covering manufacturer, is

consolidating its entire account within the Poulter agency in Leeds by

switching its pounds 750,000 Coloroll business from J. Walter Thompson

in Manchester. The extra business complements the main pounds 1 million

John Wilman brand which Poulter has handled for the past three years.



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