Feather Brooksbank has picked up the pounds 5 million Daihatsu
media account following the sale of the car brand from Inchcape to
International Motors in the West Midlands. The appointment, which took
place without a pitch, takes the account away from the full-service
agency Banks Hoggins O’Shea/FCB. Carat Manchester, which merged with
Feather Brooksbank last year, has an 11-year relationship with
Fortnum & Mason, the upmarket and exclusive London department store, is
looking for an advertising agency to create its first above-the-line
campaign. Fortnums recently redeveloped and extended its central London
store but it is still looking to improve sales figures.
The Home Office has named a shortlist of agencies to pitch for its
pounds 4 million campaign to drive police force recruitment. Rainey
Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, J. Walter Thompson, BMP DDB and M&C Saatchi
will pitch for the business this month.
MediaCom TMB and Grey Direct have scooped the pounds 5 million European
launch account for the US-based online phone service Net2Phone after a
competitive pitch in New York. Net2Phone, which offers cut-price
telephone rates to users who make phone calls over the internet, will
roll out its service across the UK, France and Germany during the next
A former Government minister is leading a campaign in the Irish Republic
for a ban on all TV advertising aimed at children under the age of 12.
Brian O’Shea, the Labour Party spokesman on broadcasting, is seeking to
incorporate the ban in a new broadcasting bill that is going through the
MediaVest has promoted the group account director Simon Redican to the
role of head of media planning. Redican, who will report to the joint
managing director, Robert Ray, will take responsibility for all group
account directors and planning staff. The agency restructuring also sees
the group account director Marco Centonze promoted to the board.
PHD Compass has picked up the media planning and buying for Coral, the
bookmakers, after a three-way pitch against CDP Media and Manning
Gottlieb Media. The incumbent, BBJ, declined to repitch.
British Sky Broadcasting has signed a deal with the West Indies Cricket
Board to manage its worldwide broadcast and internet rights. The deal
will see Sky become the WICB’s exclusive internet partner with immediate
effect. From 2004 Sky will also be the West Indies official host
broadcaster and manage all broadcast rights.
Hugh Salmon & Partners has been appointed to handle creative work on the
pounds 2 million launch of an online football game. The site,
kamikazefootball.com, offers cash prizes for predicting the results of
16 Premier League games over four consecutive weekends. Media is being
planned and bought by AW Media.
The COI is understood to have shortlisted TBWA GGT Simons Palmer,
Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners and Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters for
the DfEE’s Individual Learning Accounts business. ILAs, which launch
this month, offer everyone over 19 pounds 150 towards the cost of a
course that will improve their skills base.
Larry Frey, the managing creative director of the Amsterdam hotshop 180,
is leaving the agency to become a commercials director. Lorenzo de Rita,
who was promoted by Frey to the role of creative director last week,
will take over creative leadership of the agency.