CampaignLive Update

CampaignLive continued to break stories this week.

CampaignLive continued to break stories this week.

- Wednesday 09.49 South West Trains appoints Court Burkitt & Company

- Tuesday 17.57 Channel 5 parts company with Mother

- Tuesday 13.33 BT advertising chief takes top millennium job

- Tuesday 13.26 Britannia Music announces pounds 13.5 million media


- Friday 17.25 TBWA GGT Simons Palmer set to win pounds 50 million

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The Times ’under the skin of sport’ campaign topped the Favourite Ad


1. Times (Rainey Kelly) 40%

2. Scrumpy Jack (TWBA GGT Simons Palmer) 20%

3. Standard Life (The Leith Agency) 18%

4. Mercedes-Benz (Maher Bird Associates) 16%

5. Heathrow Express (TWBA GGT Simons Palmer) 6%

In a week in which BSkyB followed the BBC with its first digital

broadcast, digital television took a knock, this time from Zenith


Zenith warned that digital TV could be less of a revolution and more of

a damp squib. Our first question asked if the British public were ready

or interested in getting more TV - to which 58 per cent voted ’no’.

Our second question this week centred on the call by Roy Jeans, managing

director of Initiative Media, for a shake-up of the regional press.

Jeans said its methods were antiquated and his comments seem to have

struck a chord, with 63 per cent of you backing his call.


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