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Carlton Communications has announced a dollars 228 million pan-European venture with Germany’s Kirch, Italy’s Mediaset, France’s TF1 and Spain’s Telecinco to invest in internet and interactive projects. Unveiling its first-half results, Carlton also said solid growth in advertising revenue helped lift pre-tax profit before digital costs and exceptionals to pounds 171 million from a previous pounds 164.9 million.

Carlton Communications has announced a dollars 228 million

pan-European venture with Germany’s Kirch, Italy’s Mediaset, France’s

TF1 and Spain’s Telecinco to invest in internet and interactive

projects. Unveiling its first-half results, Carlton also said solid

growth in advertising revenue helped lift pre-tax profit before digital

costs and exceptionals to pounds 171 million from a previous pounds

164.9 million.





Emirates Airlines is poised to appoint HDM to its pounds 2 million UK

advertising account. The London-based travel specialist shop pitched

against Doner Cardwell Hawkins and Court Burkitt & Company for the

business, which was previously handled by Partners BDDH.





The dairy food company Yeo Valley is looking for creative and media

agencies to handle its first advertising campaign. The company refused

to comment on the search but is thought to be in the process of

finalising its shortlists.





Sacla, the Italian pasta sauces company, has appointed M&C Saatchi’s

through-the-line agency Lida for a pounds 2 million relaunch of the

brand. Sacla appointed Lida without a formal pitch.





GGT Direct Advertising is changing its name to TBWA GGT Direct. The

direct marketing agency is rebranding to clarify and recognise its

parentage - it has been part of the TBWA Group for almost two years.





Management Today, the Haymarket-published business magazine, has

appointed Andy Farthing as advertising director, a newly created post.

Farthing joins Management Today from Express Newspapers, where he is the

group head of advertising at the Daily Star.





Three of the UK’s top photographers have donated their time free in

order to create an ad campaign aimed at generating awareness about the

forthcoming NABS Week. Tim O’ Sullivan, Spencer Rowell and Hugh Johnson

shot the ads, which were written and art directed by HPT Brand

Response’s Paul Sugget and Matt Williams.





Hello! magazine has lured Charlotte Stockting, the head of marketing and

research at Carlton Screen Advertising, to become the magazine’s

commercial director. Stockting is a former publisher at Elle.





Lowe Direct and Head New Media have picked Joy Taylor to take charge of

e-business for both agencies. Taylor was previously business development

manager for Yes Television Asia-Pacific. Lowe Direct’s managing partner,

Tony Watson, said the joint appointment reflects the convergence of

direct and digital marketing and would strengthen the co-operation

between the two agencies.





Day and corporate passes are being made available for the International

Advertising Association’s London 2000 congress to enable different

people from the same company to attend different sessions. Day passes

cost pounds 350 while corporate passes, valid for the entire congress

from 6 to 9 June, are available at pounds 1,000.





Colin Wheeler, who quit as Bozell’s client services director for Europe,

the Middle East and Africa in January, has been appointed business

development director of the Teamworks agency. The hiring coincides with

the agency’s relaunch and merger of its London and Basingstoke

offices.





Hugh Salmon & Partners has appointed its first planner. She is Catherine

Woolcott, previously at the research company Cragg Ross & Dawson.





The IPA is updating its research on women in advertising with a

questionnaire which has been posted on the agency trade body’s website

(www.ipa.co.uk). Men and women are being invited to give their views on

discrimination and working practices.



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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).