CAMPAIGN CRAFT: NEWS IN BRIEF

Lambie-Nairn Directors has hired Mark Lethem, an executive producer at Will Van Der Vlugt Films, as its managing director. Lethem started as an agency producer and has also worked at Challenge (where he helped set up Young Guns), Propaganda and Produktion.

Lambie-Nairn Directors has hired Mark Lethem, an executive producer

at Will Van Der Vlugt Films, as its managing director. Lethem started as

an agency producer and has also worked at Challenge (where he helped set

up Young Guns), Propaganda and Produktion.



Four radio production companies have joined forces to create an industry

body, the Association of Radio Specialists. Eardrum, Commercial Breaks,

Hobo and Rorschach have set up the initiative, aimed at raising

awareness of the services available to ad agencies and clients in

creating radio advertising.



Martin Dennis, the director of the BBC 1 comedy series, Men Behaving

Badly, has left BFCS to join Branded Film. Dennis joined BFCS in July

1996 and has since directed spots for Somerfield, Pizza Hut and the News

of the World.



Rawi Macartney Cole has added the promo director, John Clayton, to its

roster. Clayton, who co-founded his own music video production company,

Swivel, has worked for artists including Way Out West, Texas, UB40 and

Bob Geldof, and has directed a Channel 4 documentary on UK rap

music.



The Producers has signed three new directors: Steve Price, whose

background is in pop promos, the film director, Antony Atanasio, and a

Swedish commercials director, Axel, who specialises in comedy.



The Clio Awards have been bought from Jim Smyth by BPI Communications,

whose media group is the publisher of Adweek, Billboard and the

Hollywood Reporter. The awards will continue to be based in New York.