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Ogilvy One is to move to Canary Wharf following a decision by its parent, Ogilvy Group, to consolidate its resources inside Ogilvy & Mather’s Cabot Square building. The move is an attempt to strengthen the network’s ’360-degree branding’ concept, and it follows a failed attempt to find a single site big enough to house the three companies in central London.

Ogilvy One is to move to Canary Wharf following a decision by its

parent, Ogilvy Group, to consolidate its resources inside Ogilvy &

Mather’s Cabot Square building. The move is an attempt to strengthen the

network’s ’360-degree branding’ concept, and it follows a failed attempt

to find a single site big enough to house the three companies in central

London.



See Newsmaker, p16.



Trebor Bassett is talking to agencies about its portfolio of

confectionery brands, which include Butter-kist Popcorn, Softmints,

Extra Strong Mints, Fundays and Maynards Wine Gums. The confectionery

company’s roster agencies are WCRS, Mother and Fallon McElligott.



Roy Wilson, the chief financial officer of the Grey group in the UK and

a key behind-the-scenes figure in the deals negotiated by Roger Edwards,

the group chairman, is to leave the company after ten years. Edwards

resigned at the end of last month.



Bill Jones, former press buying director at MediaCom, who left the

agency before its merger with the Media Business Group last year, is

planning a media agency start-up in two months’ time. Jones said: ’My

intention is to do a start-up on my own, with backing from another

group.’ He refused to comment on prospective clients.



Carat International has scooped the global media business for Polo Ralph

Lauren, just eight months after the account was handed to DDB Needham

Worldwide. BMP OMD held the UK account, worth pounds 1 million last

year. The decision is understood to have followed a disagreement between

DDB and Polo Ralph Lauren.



The Ministry of Sound has contacted a number of above-the-line agencies

about its pounds 1.5 million advertising account, currently with M&C

Saatchi.



The MoS is also thought to be close to appointing its first

below-the-line agency. Media planning and buying, which is with Rocket,

could also come under the spotlight.



BBC Magazines plans to launch a magazine in the first quarter of next

year to take advantage of a self-improvement fervour that it predicts

will be triggered by the arrival of the new millennium. Nicholas Brett,

director of the Radio Times, arts and factual group, confirmed the

magazine, code-named Project Millennium, is in development but said it

had not yet been decided whether it should be a news, modern history or

arts magazine.



The Competition Commission is questioning the ability of the regional

newspaper publishers, Regional Independent Media and Trinity, to manage

Mirror Group’s national titles, should either make a successful bid for

the group. In letters to Chris Oakley, RIM’s chief executive, and Philip

Graf, chief executive of Trinity, the commission also raised questions

about whether a merger would affect the political stance of Mirror Group

titles.



Haymarket Business Publications, the publisher of Campaign, has bought

Internet Business magazine. The editor, Tim Wilson, will move to

Haymarket’s Hammersmith offices along with a reporter and two sales

executives. Jane Macken, the sales director of Campaign and publishing

director of Revolution, has been appointed publishing director of

Internet Business.



The British Council has appointed McCann-Erickson Manchester and its

sister PR agency, Shandwick, to handle a new project designed to

encourage foreign students to study in the UK.



Kia Cars has appointed AGL Care, an internal division of Kia’s UK

franchise, MCL, to its DM business following the appointment of Mustoe

Merriman Herring Levy last week for its UK relaunch.



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