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Bausch and Lomb is to centralise the pounds 15 million media buying on its Ray-Ban sunglasses account across Europe. It is seeing presentations from at least three media networks, thought to include Carat and CIA Medianetwork. Carat already handles the media buying in a number of markets, including the UK, through BBJ Media Services.

Bausch and Lomb is to centralise the pounds 15 million media buying on

its Ray-Ban sunglasses account across Europe. It is seeing presentations

from at least three media networks, thought to include Carat and CIA

Medianetwork. Carat already handles the media buying in a number of

markets, including the UK, through BBJ Media Services.



Six staffers at MAP in Manchester have lost their jobs following the

collapse of the agency’s biggest account, the pounds 7.5 million Escom

computer retail business, after its German parent company filed for

bankruptcy. Mel Harding, MAP’s chairman, said the agency had credit

insurance and its future was secure.



DMB&B has renamed its holding company MacManus to avoid confusion

between it and the DMB&B agency following the acquisition of Ayer and

Partners (Campaign, 21 June). MacManus was the only founder’s name

dropped after the merger in 1985 of D’Arcy MacManus Masius with Benton

and Bowles.



The Golley Slater Group has merged its London business with CPS and

Partners, the Twickenham-based advertising and PR operation. The move

creates CPS Golley Slater, a new agency that claims pounds 20 million

billings.



CLT, the owner of Talk Radio and Atlantic 252, is selling off its third

UK brand, Country 1035 AM, to concentrate on radio and television

licences that have national or near-national coverage. CLT bought the

London radio station in November 1994 soon after its launch, but its

impact has been disappointing.



Choice Hotels, which runs Comfort Inns and Quality Hotels in the UK and

Eire, has appointed Hill Murray to help forge a consolidated brand

across its different outlets. Hill Murray beat six other agencies in a

competitive pitch for the business, which is worth around pounds 1

million. The account will cover the creation of an advertising concept

and its application across all media, above and below the line, as well

as all tactical communications and promotions.



The Media Business Group plc has announced an increase in pre-tax

profits of 33 per cent to pounds 1.2 million for the year ending 30

April. The media independent’s turnover was up 16 per cent to pounds

108.3 million. The figures come on the back of new-business wins

totalling pounds 24 million, including Ikea and Moulinex Swan.



Holsten is funding a free taxi in London this summer.The cab, painted in

Holsten livery on one side and with an anti-drink-driving message on the

back, will take people within ten miles of the centre of London for

free. The cab, which will be unveiled on Thursday, will be on the

streets for three months.



There will be no change of creative agency for the Sun in Scotland

following a head-to-head between the incumbent, Simons Palmer Clemmow

Johnson, and the Scottish agency, the Union (Campaign, last week). Ellis

Watson, the marketing director of the Sun, praised the Union’s efforts

and called it ‘one of the best advertising agencies in Scotland’.



Jeff Wayne Music has set up Indivision, a ‘cutting edge’ music

production company, with a roster of contemporary recording artists from

the dance, jazz and indie worlds. These include Aphex Twin, who recorded

the soundtrack to the Carl Lewis Pirelli ad, Funki Porcini, and the

Beloved. Separately, Magmasters, the Soho sound facility, has started up

the Magnetic Music production company, which launches with five

composing teams.



Harari Page is thought to be the only agency left in the pitch against

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO for the Evening Standard’s pounds 5 million

creative business. A result is expected soon. Saatchi and Saatchi

Advertising lost its place on the list last week.



Doner Cardwell Hawkins has survived a statutory review of the InterCity

West Coast business it won a year ago. Executives from the rail company

saw proposals from three agencies before renewing the contract, expected

to bill pounds 6 million in three years.



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