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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 International Motors.

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

International Motors.





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

three months.





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

Irish Parliament.





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.



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