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Mother and Rocket have been appointed to handle the advertising for Whitbread’s coffee shop chain, Costa Coffee. Mother pitched against two fellow Whitbread roster agencies, Lowe Lintas & Partners and Bartle Bogle Hegarty, for the business.

Mother and Rocket have been appointed to handle the advertising for

Whitbread’s coffee shop chain, Costa Coffee. Mother pitched against two

fellow Whitbread roster agencies, Lowe Lintas & Partners and Bartle

Bogle Hegarty, for the business.





The Cannes International Advertising Festival will have its first Latin

American jury president this year. Marcello Serpa, the creative director

of Sao Paulo’s Almap/BBDO and a former Grand Prix-winner, will chair the

print and film juries. Media will be chaired by Starcom’s chief

executive, Jack Klues, and cyber by Tim Smith, the chief executive of

Red Sky Interactive, San Francisco.





Britannia Building Society has shortlisted three London agencies to

pitch alongside its Manchester-based incumbent for its pounds 4 million

account. Ogilvy & Mather, Walsh Trott Chick Smith and Miles Calcraft

Briginshaw Duffy are understood to be pitching alongside BDH TBWA for

the business.





MGM Studios has puts its media account up for review and invited

MediaVest, MindShare and MBS to pitch for the film, video and DVD

business. The incumbent agency is CDP Media.





New PHD has won the media planning account for Mars’ cat food brand,

Whiskas. The account was previously held by MediaVest. New PHD’s

appointment is a realignment after its sister agency, Abbott Mead

Vickers BBDO, picked up the creative account from M&C Saatchi in

December.





Roose & Partners has picked up the advertising account for Vinopolis, a

wine-based tourist attraction near The Globe theatre in London. Equinox

retains media planning and buying.





The International Advertising Association has extended the 20 per cent

early bird booking discount for its London 2000 Congress until next

Tuesday.



Campaign is a sponsor of the congress, which takes place 6-9 June.

Delegate registration is available through the IAA website on

www.iaalondon2000.co.uk.





Banks Hoggins O’Shea/FCB is bolstering its senior management with the

signing of Barry Malone from Bartle Bogle Hegarty as a board account

director on its pounds 5 million Travelstore.com business. Malone, 35,

who worked on BBH’s One2One and Levi’s Dockers accounts, will also help

drive the new-business effort.





A new consumer finance TV channel starts broadcasting on Sky Digital

next week. Simply Money is being launched by Invest TV and will

broadcast from seven to ten am on weekdays.





Worth Global Style Network, an online information service for the

fashion industry, has shortlisted M&C Saatchi, McCann-Erickson and

Delaney Lund Knox Warren to handle a profile-raising campaign in Europe,

the US and the Far East. The business is currently handled by Lowe

Direct.





Walsh Trott Chick Smith has been appointed to help publicise a new

website for the TV production industry, called produxion.com. Launching

on Thursday, the site is a joint venture between Channel 5, netdecisions

and Emap. It aims to become a single source of information for the TV

production industry, and is supported by a press campaign.





MediaCom TMB has promoted Steve Allan from group managing director to

chief executive, taking over from Allan Rich, who remains as

chairman.



Rich also takes on the role of vice-chairman of Europe.





The Barclay Brothers’ new-media operation, Net Media Group, has

appointed Agency.com to develop its e-business strategy. As part of the

deal it will build one of the first dedicated multi-lingual pan-European

business-to-business portals. The service will be initially launched in

the UK, France and Germany.



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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).