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The DDB network is thought to have won the pan-European account for Scott’s - the garden products manufacturer whose brands include Miracle-gro and Weedol - after a pitch against Ogilvy & Mather, BDDP, Publicis and the Bozell network. Delaney Fletcher Bozell and BJK&E Media are the UK incumbents on the account, which is worth pounds 3 million.

The DDB network is thought to have won the pan-European account for

Scott’s - the garden products manufacturer whose brands include

Miracle-gro and Weedol - after a pitch against Ogilvy & Mather, BDDP,

Publicis and the Bozell network. Delaney Fletcher Bozell and BJK&E Media

are the UK incumbents on the account, which is worth pounds 3

million.



Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R has made 12 redundancies following the

merger of the two agencies last month. The ten names from Y&R include

Miriam Jordan Keane, head of account management, and Gail Hartland, head

of television.



McCann-Erickson has promoted Lee Daley, previously director of strategic

planning, to the position of executive vice-president, chief strategy

officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa.



David Simoes-Brown, planning director at Partners BDDH, is leaving the

agency to join Court Burkitt and Co as its new board planning

director.



Simoes-Brown, who starts at the end of the year, replaces Geoff

Snowball, who has resigned to join a management consultancy.



Team Saatchi is launching the first advertising for the recruitment

company, Brook Street, since the famous Brook Street Girl campaign

created by Saatchi & Saatchi in the 80s. The pounds 500,000 poster

campaign runs for six months.



Chrysalis Radio’s sales operation has expanded to form a new company,

Chrysalis Radio Sales. The move follows the group’s acquisition earlier

this year of Border Television’s three Century Radio stations.



Vtech, the electronic toy manufacturer, is talking to agencies about the

future of its pounds 2 million full-service account. BMB Advertising

handles the creative work on the business with media buying through

MediaVest.



The door-to-door trade body, the Association of Household Distributors,

has merged with the Direct Marketing Association to form the

Door-to-Door Council.



The Republic, the breakaway integrated agency from MBO, has been

appointed by the telecommunications company, Nortel Networks, to

handle a branding programme for its joint communications venture

with MCI WorldCom.



The Japanese advertising giant, Dentsu, is setting up a media agency in

Taiwan, called the Media Palette, which will also be established

throughout Asia. The Media Palette is a joint venture between the three

Dentsu companies, Dentsu Taiwan, Kuo Hua and Commex International.



Brave Advertising is working on the Martin Dawes Telecommunications

Retail account. The agency has been appointed after working for the

company on a project by project basis.



ITV2 has secured carriage on Telewest Communications’ cable network in a

deal that will see the digital channel available in a further 850,000

homes across England.



About two million homes now have access to ITV2.



The Mirror is believed to be working on a weekly women’s magazine,

called M, which will be launched in October. Marianne Jones, the

former features editor of Marie Claire, left several months ago to

work as deputy editor on the new magazine, and three others from Marie

Claire and Marie Claire Health & Beauty have joined her.



Call to Action, the direct marketing industry’s creative taskforce, is

running a one-day copywriting workshop on 20 October. Tutors include

FCA!’s Shaun McIlrath and Ian Harding, Craik Jones’s Pamela Craik and

Stretch the Horizon’s Ed Prichard.



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