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Channel 5 is courting controversy with an ad breaking this week based around the alleged row between the England coach, Glenn Hoddle, and the star striker, Alan Shearer. The press ad promotes the Chelsea v Copenhagen fixture on 22 October and shows Hoddle asking Shearer why the TV isn’t turned on. The England captain replies: ’Have you ever thought it could be down to you?’ - a comment Shearer allegedly made after the England match against Luxembourg last week.

Channel 5 is courting controversy with an ad breaking this week

based around the alleged row between the England coach, Glenn Hoddle,

and the star striker, Alan Shearer. The press ad promotes the Chelsea v

Copenhagen fixture on 22 October and shows Hoddle asking Shearer why the

TV isn’t turned on. The England captain replies: ’Have you ever thought

it could be down to you?’ - a comment Shearer allegedly made after the

England match against Luxembourg last week.



Tony Douglas, who took over as chairman of FCB Europe this week, is one

of 11 agency executives joining the network’s expanded worldwide board.

The move aims to ensure the network’s hands-on senior managers are

represented at the highest level.



Pitch work presented by agencies contesting Matthew Clark’s pounds 4

million Blackthorn cider and Diamond White business has been put into

research. Company executives will make their choice between Lansdown

Conquest, Ogilvy & Mather, Leagas Delaney and DMB&B by the end of next

week.



OK! magazine sent a letter to advertisers this week forwarding Hello!’s

claim that a recent graph sent by OK! to advertisers had underestimated

its rival’s sales by an average 40,000 copies per issue. However, Hello!

says it will continue to pursue its writ against OK! for malicious

falsehood. Jon Humphrey, Hello!’s advertising sales and development

director, said: ’We feel the letter is tantamount to an admission of

guilt’.



Grounds Morris & Campbell, the creative independent, has been appointed

to handle creative work for Jeanster, the jeans retailer with more than

65 outlets in Scotland and the North of England, and the car rental

company, Jasmor. The accounts will have combined billings of pounds 1.4

million.



The Inland Revenue has formally appointed Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper to

handle its pounds 3 million tax self-assessment campaign after an

internal review.



The agency won the business on a caretaker basis after the collapse of

the previous incumbent, Leagas Shafron Davis, earlier this year.



DMB&B has appointed Richard Jameson as group financial director, to take

over from Scott van der Helder, who has moved to the agency’s New York

office to become chief financial officer for DMB&B Worldwide. Jameson

joins from the Lowe Group where he was chief financial officer.



Bates Dorland is strengthening the team on its pounds 18 million B&Q

account with the addition of two former CDP senior executives. Nick

Wright, CDP’s former assistant managing director who has been commercial

director of Oxford United Football Club, joins as a board director.

Andrew Serednyj, a CDP board planning director, takes over as planning

director on the account.



Barclays is expected to look beyond its incumbent, J. Walter Thompson,

as it gears up to launch an international corporate campaign to boost

its image. Speculation surrounds JWT’s hold on the domestic banking

business, although the agency is expected to pitch for the corporate

campaign.



Ogilvy & Mather and Ryvita have parted company, bringing to an end a

three-year relationship. Tom Bury, O&M’s chief executive, said: ’We wish

Ryvita and its next agency the best of luck in what is a very tough

market.’ Guy Weston, Ryvita’s managing director, said: ’We’ve had some

notable successes with O&M but recently there have been some polite

disagreements over strategy’.



Blue-chip companies including Abbey National, British Airways, Camelot,

One2One and McCains are among the 15 exhibiting at the UK’s first

recruitment fair for marketing staff, Marketing Moves Live, which will

take place at the Cafe Royal in London on 27 and 28 October. The fair,

which is run by Haymarket Publishing, is open from 12pm-8pm both days

and is designed to allow job hunters to meet marketing and personnel

directors face to face. Details are available by telephoning 08701-290

989.



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