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Heart FM has sacked the DJ, Kara Noble, after photographs she had taken of the Capital FM DJ, Chris Tarrant, and a topless Sophie Rhys-Jones appeared in The Sun. Noble co-hosted the breakfast show for three-and-a-half years.

Heart FM has sacked the DJ, Kara Noble, after photographs she had

taken of the Capital FM DJ, Chris Tarrant, and a topless Sophie

Rhys-Jones appeared in The Sun. Noble co-hosted the breakfast show for

three-and-a-half years.



Jeffrey Merrihue, the chief executive of Initiative Media London and

regional director of Europe, will be based in Germany for the next few

months to reorganise the Hamburg office.



MindShare and BMP OMD are thought to have gone through to the final

round for Britvic’s centralised media. Last week, Walker Media fell off

the pitchlist, and Zenith Media and Michaelides & Bednash are also

thought to be out of the running.



The Government is calling for political parties to be vetted by a new

Electoral Commission before they qualify for television broadcasts,

following its failure to halt a European election broadcast by the

extreme right-wing British National Party.



Canon has called a below-the-line pitch for its office equipment range,

which includes printers and fax machines. IMP and the below-the-line

operations of the Euro RSCG and TBWA networks will make creative

presentations in the next two weeks for the pan-European account.



Mitsubishi will widen its search for an ad agency after St Luke’s and

M&C Saatchi pulled out of the pitch, leaving only Fallon McElligott and

the incumbent, RPM3. Fallon had not confirmed that it would pitch for

the business as Campaign went to press.



Grey Advertising’s new-business director, Michael Richards, has been

promoted to run the agency’s Mars Confectionery business throughout

Europe. Grey has drawn up a shortlist of six names to replace

Richards.



Future Publishing has confirmed it is to float on the London Stock

Exchange. The pounds 500 million flotation will help Future’s management

pay back debt accrued when they bought the company from Pearson last

year with the backing of Apax.



Initiative Media has poached MindShare’s worldwide account director for

Unilever, Steve Cleak, to head its international media operation. Cleak,

who is now on gardening leave from MindShare, will oversee dollars 100

million of international media business, including Johnson & Johnson,

Calvin Klein and Pricewaterhouse.



The Association of Train Operating Companies has appointed Craik Jones

Watson Mitchell Voelkel to handle its pounds 1.5 million integrated ad

account. Craik Jones pitched against Euro RSCG Direct Marketing, Lowe

Direct and the incumbent, Aspen, for the task of promoting young

person’s and senior citizen’s railcards.



GWR is to launch its first major ad campaign on 1 June for its 23 local

FM stations with the aim of reinforcing the brands’ local appeal. GWR

will also launch a London-only replica of its national station, Classic

FM, to sell London-only advertising.



Magic Hat, the youth communications arm of the McCann-Erickson group,

has appointed Kim Douglas as its planning director. Douglas joins from

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, where he was the European planning director

for Pepsi.



Men’s Health, the UK’s fastest growing men’s magazine, is planning a

move into masthead TV. The publisher, Tony Long, said the Rodale

Press-owned magazine is looking at ways of communicating the brand

values of Men’s Health to a wider audience.



The Scottish Media Group is reviewing the creative account for its three

newspapers: The Herald, The Sunday Herald and The Evening Times. Marr

Associates, the incumbent on the pounds 3 million account for two years,

will be invited to repitch.



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