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D&AD’s most vocal critic, Richard Phillips, has been elected to the awards organisation’s executive committee. Phillips, who is believed to have received the lion’s share of the vote in last week’s election, will take his place on the committee at January’s AGM, alongside the other successful candidates, Dave Dye of Leagas Delaney and Tomato’s Graham Wood.

D&AD’s most vocal critic, Richard Phillips, has been elected to the

awards organisation’s executive committee. Phillips, who is believed to

have received the lion’s share of the vote in last week’s election, will

take his place on the committee at January’s AGM, alongside the other

successful candidates, Dave Dye of Leagas Delaney and Tomato’s Graham

Wood.



Capital Radio is linking up with the transport advertising specialist,

TDI, in a deal to brand Leicester Square underground station. The six-

figure blitz will promote Capital 95.8 FM, as well as Capital’s new

cafe, which opens later this month. From December, Capital branding will

appear at various locations in the station. The deal will run for five

years.



Mercedes is conducting a round of ‘chemistry’ meetings with agencies

next week, with a view to shortlisting three or four shops for its

pounds 8.5 million account. BST-BDDP, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe,

BDDH, GGT, Barker and Ralston and Simons Palmer Clemmow Johnson are all

understood to be involved.



Laser Sales, the Granada-owned sales house, and CIA Medianetwork are

back around the table again. The renewed discussions follow CIA’s offer

last week to pay the money Laser claims it owes into an escrow account

subject to arbitration.



The much lauded European Media and Marketing survey has had to recall

its latest results after an error was discovered that led to an

underestimation of readership of some titles. Launched in April

(Campaign, April 26) EMS compares print and television in 17 European

countries. Hugh McCahey, director of marketing at the Economist, said:

‘I think when media planners rely on important marketing data like this,

they have to be a little more sceptical’.



WCRS will move into the original home of Saatchi and Saatchi in April.

The agency has taken offices at 5-7 Golden Square, where Saatchis rose

to fame before moving to Charlotte Street. M&C Saatchi will also be one

of its neighbours with offices across the square.



Bartle Bogle Hegarty, GGT and DMB&B have all seen billings tumble in the

latest quarterly Register-Meal figures. BBH lost pounds 26 million year

on year to record pounds 93 million; GGT fell pounds 12 million to

pounds 59 million and DMB&B dropped nearly pounds 16 million to pounds

174 million. Meanwhile, M&C Saatchi’s first full-year figures gave it

its highest position yet - thirteenth with pounds 144 million. Publicis

and Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury also celebrated significant rises.



J. Walter Thompson stayed top with pounds 283 million. Saatchi and

Saatchi, last year’s number one, came in fifth.



Frontline Media has plucked the pounds 2.5 million BBC Consumer

Publishing account from the incumbent agency, the Media Shop. The

account is spending immediately on national TV, magazines and national

press. The creative account is handled by Maximum Index.



Pret a Manger has appointed WCRS to help develop its marketing strategy.

The sandwich chain now has more than 50 outlets, but has done little

advertising to date, except for tactical ads through Young and Rubicam

last year.



Manning Gottlieb Media is understood to have been appointed to the

pounds 2 million planning and buying business of Virgin Express, the

European airline launched two weeks ago. The creative account is handled

by Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe.



The High Court has refused to back a Manchester abattoir which withheld

almost pounds 100,000 in dues to the Meat and Livestock Commission

because it disagreed with its TV campaign. Manchester Meat and Poultry

Market, specialising in halal and kosher meat, said the BMP DDB

advertising was ‘jingoistic’. But the company was ordered to pay the

levy and the costs of the three-day trial.



Collett Dickenson Pearce has hired Mark Osborne as head of typography in

yet another raid on the creative department of Ammirati Puris Lintas.

Osborne follows Rob Kitchen, who left to become CDP’s head of art last

month, and Adrian Kemsley, who quit to become executive creative

director in the summer.



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