HOTLINE

Nike (UK) is to take Savacentre to court over allegations that the Sainsbury’s subsidiary is selling counterfeit Nike goods in its stores. The sports giant said HM Customs had alerted it to a ’suspicious’ consignment of 25,000 garments spotted entering the country. Nike officials later claimed to have found examples of the polo shirts, T-shirts and footwear at a variety of Savacentres. Nike added that the hypermarket chain had declined to meet an ultimatum to remove the goods from its shelves. It said late on Wednesday that it would issue a High Court injunction the next day.

Nike (UK) is to take Savacentre to court over allegations that the

Sainsbury’s subsidiary is selling counterfeit Nike goods in its stores.

The sports giant said HM Customs had alerted it to a ’suspicious’

consignment of 25,000 garments spotted entering the country. Nike

officials later claimed to have found examples of the polo shirts,

T-shirts and footwear at a variety of Savacentres. Nike added that the

hypermarket chain had declined to meet an ultimatum to remove the goods

from its shelves. It said late on Wednesday that it would issue a High

Court injunction the next day.



The US tobacco company, Philip Morris, is looking at returning to TV

advertising in the US with a series of public information-style films,

through Leo Burnett, aimed at curbing under-age smoking. New US

Government legislation threatens to fine tobacco companies if under-age

smoking does not decline.



Diageo, the conglomerate formed from the merger of Grand Metropolitan

and Guinness, has postponed its media centralisation pitch until

October. The company has yet to issue a brief for the pounds 60 million

business. MindShare, Carat and Zenith Media will pitch for the

account.



Eurotunnel is talking to agencies about a project to promote its

duty-free retail operations. The company is understood to make around

pounds 500,000 a week from duty-free sales but is keen to raise consumer

awareness of the service.



The Independent has promoted Louise Moss, the advertisement manager of

the Independent on Sunday, to advertisement controller of the weekend

newspapers. Simon Cooke, the newspaper business manager at the Guardian,

has been drafted in as the display ad controller for the weekday

products and Keith Yonish, the client sales executive at the Mail on

Sunday, has been poached to be client sales manager on both the Sunday

and weekday papers. All three will report to the commercial director,

Steve Miron, until he recruits an advertisement director.



Tim Schoonmaker, the chief executive of Emap Radio, is refusing to

comment on speculation surrounding the changes made to the reporting

structure at Emap. Schoonmaker will now report to Tom Moloney, the chief

executive of the consumer magazines division, instead of Kevin Hand,

Emap’s chief executive. Industry observers have suggested that this

signals a decline in commitment to the broadcasting division from senior

management.



The upmarket holiday company, Abercrombie & Kent, has appointed the

Strattons breakaway shop, G3, to create its first branding campaign.

Scheduled to break at the end of the year, the through-the-line task is

estimated to be worth about pounds 500,000.



CDP has promoted Simon North to the position of head of account

management and Neil Kass to be head of creative services. North, who

joined the agency seven years ago after a career in the Army, replaces

Johnny Hornby, who is moving to TBWA GGT Simons Palmer.



London News Radio has hired a commercial director to take on a beefed-up

sales role after the departure of its former head of sales, Neil

Webster. Harry Torrance joins from Media Initiatives to oversee sales,

co-ordinate the sponsorship and promotions division and head marketing

activity for LBC and News Direct. Gary Perry, who joined as head of

sales in July, will report to Torrance.



RPM3 has been appointed by Anti-Slavery International to raise awareness

of the charity’s work. ASI, the world’s oldest human rights

organisation, lobbies governments to stop people, especially young

children, being enslaved for commercial gain.



Yardley, the international cosmetics, perfume and toiletries

manufacturer, went into receivership on Wednesday and has been put up

for sale. Interested buyers are expected to come forward in the next few

days to make offers on the Yardley brand, which is advertised in the UK

by Gotham, an Interpublic agency. The accountancy firm, KPMG, is

handling the sale.



Become a member of Campaign from just £46 a quarter

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.co.uk ,plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Become a member

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

Partner content

Share

1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).