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The Independent Television Commission will meet on 17 October to set a final date for the launch of Channel 5, which industry sources believe will be early March. Meanwhile, over the next two weeks the Channel 5 marketing director, David Brook, will draw up a shortlist of agencies to pitch for the next phase of advertising. He declined to say whether the incumbent, Saatchi and Saatchi, will be on the pitch-list. Media will remain with TMD Carat.

The Independent Television Commission will meet on 17 October to set a

final date for the launch of Channel 5, which industry sources believe

will be early March. Meanwhile, over the next two weeks the Channel 5

marketing director, David Brook, will draw up a shortlist of agencies to

pitch for the next phase of advertising. He declined to say whether the

incumbent, Saatchi and Saatchi, will be on the pitch-list. Media will

remain with TMD Carat.



M&C Saatchi is devising press ads to appear on the eve of the Labour

Party conference and has booked 16 poster sites in Blackpool. In an

attempt to wrong-foot Labour, the Conservatives will not use their

‘eyes’ ads, but will switch to a more positive approach by spelling out

the Government’s achievements on the economy. The aim is to reduce the

impact of attacks at the conference on its ‘New Labour. New danger’

campaign.



Gill Rowe, a partner at the media auditors, Barsby Rowe, is understood

to be leaving the company. It is thought that the client director and

former O&M Media planner, Hugh Lindsay, will become a partner. Lindsay

refused to comment.



Jacob’s has been slapped on the wrists by the Advertising Standards

Authority over its poster campaign for the new Kingsize Club bar which

promises to give men ‘an extra one-and-a-half inches in the lunch-box

department’. The ASA described the ads, which were created by Euro RSCG

Wnek Gosper, as ‘smutty’ and ‘distasteful’.



Lego, which has seen pitches for its pounds 6 million account from

Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters, Delaney Fletcher Bozell and BMP DDB, has

made appointments to see each of them again this week for further

discussions. A result is expected immediately after the second round of

talks has been concluded.



The inaugural British Television Advertising Craft Awards, which have

been created by the BTAA, will take place on 19 October. The film

critic, Barry Norman, will present the awards to winners from the 400

entries across 20 categories. The jury will include John Webster, Jeff

Stark, Frank Budgen, Paul Weinberger and John Lloyd.



McCann-Erickson has appointed John Crowley, the ex-Chiat Day new-media

director, as communications director at the agency’s Moscow office.

Crowley was most recently media communications director at Media

Compass.



Liverpool Victoria has shortlisted four agencies to pitch for its

account at the end of October. The business is expected to be rebranded

next year to incorporate Frizell Insurance, the direct insurance service

that was bought by Liverpool Victoria earlier this year. The incumbent,

Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters, will not be repitching for the business.



The London Business School will choose either First City BBDO, Grey

Direct or Davies Little Cowley to handle its account, which is worth

pounds 1.5 million above and below the line. The business was previously

with O&M Direct.



Michael Kaye, the M&C Saatchi chairman, has been appointed as a non-

executive director of the recruitment advertising and executive search

company, MSL. MSL was previously a Saatchi and Saatchi group company

before it was bought out by its management in 1992.



Capital Radio launched its Website on Wednesday at the Live 96

exhibition at Earl’s Court. The site, which can be found at

www.CapitalFM.co.uk, features a live audio feed from Capital FM and

Capital Gold Sport, and also enables users to access short clips of

chart singles and albums. In addition, there is a sports section, which

features updated league tables and statistical databases, a free

classified section and London entertainment guide.



Separately, the rival station, Atlantic 252, has launched its own site.

Located at www.atlantic252.com, it features programme details,

competitions and hotlinks to other sites.



Capital Radio launched its Website on Wednesday of this week at the Live

96 exhibition at Earl’s Court. The site, which can be found at

www.CapitalFM.co.uk, will feature a live audio feed from both the

Capital FM and Capital Gold Sport stations, as well as enabling users to

access short clips of chart singles and albums. There will also be a

sports section, which will feature updated league tables and statistics

databases. A free classified section and London guide are also be

included.



Michel Guerend, who began his agency career at Collett Dickenson Pearce

in London, has been appointed deputy managing director of FCA BMZ, the

Publicis group’s second string European network. Guerend, 48, is a

former head of the Foote Cone Belding agency in Rome and managed CDP

Europe until 1991.



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