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News International is setting up a separate division to develop a series of online brands. Jeff Cha has been brought over from NI in New York to manage the project and is drawing up a list of London advertising agencies to pitch for the account. The division is thought to be launching a series of online business ventures.

News International is setting up a separate division to develop a

series of online brands. Jeff Cha has been brought over from NI in New

York to manage the project and is drawing up a list of London

advertising agencies to pitch for the account. The division is thought

to be launching a series of online business ventures.



Jeremy Bowles has been promoted to the position of deputy managing

director of Lowe Howard-Spink, under the managing director, Paul

Hammersley. Bowles’ new title is in addition to his existing

responsibilities as head of account management. Since he joined in 1994,

he has worked on Whitbread, Olympus and Reebok.



James Murphy has been named head of account management at the newly

merged Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. Murphy held the same post at

Rainey Kelly, whose staff moved into Y&R’s premises in Greater London

House this week. Miriam Jordan Keane, Y&R’s head of account management,

was made redundant.



Thomas Cook is understood to have resolved its search for a direct

marketing agency by handing the business without a pitch to Carlson.

Thomas Cook is related to Carlson Marketing Group through the travel

agent’s merger last year with Carlson Worldchoice, the US-based travel

company.



Depression in advertising is being highlighted through a booklet

commissioned by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust which appears in this

week’s issue of Campaign. Waller was a 28-year-old account manager at

Simons Palmer Clemmow Johnson who committed suicide while suffering from

depression.



The London Fire and Civil Defence Authority is seeking agencies for a

campaign aimed at encouraging more women and ethnic minorities to join

the service. A recent Home Office review denounced the fire service as

’racist’, ’sexist’ and ’homophobic’.



Magic Hat has been appointed by Top Man to launch new advertising for

the brand aimed at making it more appealing to young males. A poster

campaign launches on 1 November.



Cheetham Bell has been appointed to put Lambrini sparking wine on TV for

the first time. The pounds 1 million campaign, which was previously

handled by Brahm in Leeds, will be directed by Trevor Robinson at Quiet

Storm.



Snyder Communications, the US-based marketing services group that

acquired Partners BDDH last year, has spun off Ventiv Health, the

business on which the company’s founder, Dan Snyder, first built his

fortune. Subject to shareholder approval, Snyder is also issuing a

tracking stock in circle.com, the pooling together of its interactive

ventures. This move is expected to be ratified later this month (Dan

Snyder interview, see page 32).



CIA Medianetwork has won the media planning and buying business for

Ladbrokes’ online betting service. The business is expected to be worth

around pounds 2 million over the next 12 months.



Haymarket has bought a 50 per cent share in Live, Miller Freeman’s

consumer electronics show. Live is held bi-annually at London’s Earls

Court. The show will be run by a management steering group from both

companies.



Open, the interactive service for digital television, has announced that

it will officially launch to consumers on 12 October. The service will

include interactive shopping and banking services.



Carlson Marketing Group has launched a sales promotion-based shop called

Eleven. It will be headed by Mike Bowen, Carlson’s former corporate

development director.



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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).