M2M lands media for B Happy launch

Northern & Shell has appointed the media agency M2M to handle planning and buying for the launch of its B Happy women's monthly.

The publisher, owned by Richard Desmond, plans to spend £10 million on the launch over three years. Creative for the B Happy launch will be handled in-house.

In appointing M2M, which is owned by Manning Gottlieb OMD, Northern & Shell has overlooked MediaCom North, which handles media for other Northern & Shell titles including OK! and New.

B Happy, said to be a glossy fashion title, will launch on 6 April. Northern & Shell has appointed the former Tatler editor Jane Procter as consultant editor.

Northern & Shell was also thought to be looking at launching a men's weekly title, called KO!, but plans have yet to be confirmed.

Stan Myerson, the group joint managing director at Northern & Shell, said: "I was impressed with M2M's ideas and its creative ideas in particular. The agency was hungry and keen."

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