Ann Harris has left HHCL & Partners after six-and-a-half years to
become marketing director of Publicis, where she will work closely with
its new chief executive, Richard Hytner. Harris was a partner at HHCL
with responsibility for new business and PR. Her previous jobs included
a three-year stint at Bates Dorland and a spell as director of public
relations at the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers.
New PHD has created the position of head of radio, recruiting Cathy Lowe
for the role. Lowe worked at Capital Radio on sponsorship until August
1996 before going on maternity leave. She will report to New PHD’s media
director, Morag Blazey.
Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper has appointed its first non-executive director -
the theatre and film impresario, Michael White. The executive creative
director of the agency, Mark Wnek, said the appointment would ’keep us
at the cutting edge of the entertainment industry, an increasingly
important facet of communication’.
The Advertising Agency Register is renaming itself the AAR Group in a
bid to acknowledge that it operates for several disciplines ranging from
design to sales promotion and auditing. Discussions are taking place
with a design agency to rebrand its corporate logo.
The way in which Rajar gathers information is to change after a series
of investigations into the diaries kept by the sample radio
Listeners will have personalised diaries created for them based on their
pre-selection of stations to which they are most likely to listen. The
new methodology, commissioned by RSL, Rajar’s operator, will come into
play after 1998.
DMB&B Financial has been appointed by the Kensington Mortgage Company to
handle a pounds 1 million advertising and direct marketing account after
a three-way pitch against unnamed agencies. Kensington is the leading
lender for customers who do not fit the normal high street criteria,
such as those who are self-employed or those who have ’impaired
Police in Scotland are launching a ’good news’ TV campaign to counter
the negative effects of the Scotland Against Drugs advertising, which
has been accused of increasing the fear of crime. SAD’s work, by Faulds
Advertising, includes one commercial where a young woman is attacked
after a night out. The pounds 1 million SAD account is up for
Camelot is launching a National Lottery Website at
http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/. Created by Saatchi & Saatchi through
its specialist Internet production company, Red Kite New Media, the site
aims to raise public interest in the National Lottery and Instants
games, and will allow players to generate random numbers for entry into
Lowe Direct has signed the art director, Craig Sneddon, and the
copywriter, Bryan Keller, from Tomahawk as a senior team. The pair’s
portfolio includes work for Eastern Electricity and BT.
Roose & Partners has appointed Tara Gorst as new-business manager. She
was formerly at Bates Dorland working on new business for the UK and
BBJ Media Services has continued its restructure with a series of
internal promotions. Suzy Berry, who joined the agency as a senior
planner three months ago, has been made an associate director. The
buying team has also been re-ordered, with Simon Woodward, Matthew
Platts, Nick Evans and Shaun Jordan all now heading buying groups. In
addition, Platts, Evans and Jordan will join Woodward on the board as
Campaign is presenting two one-day seminars. The first, entitled ’What’s
on Channel 400 Tonight? Understanding Digital TV’, takes place at the
Langham Hilton, London, on Tuesday 2 December. A second, called ’Brand
Building on the Internet’, is sponsored by Yellow Pages and takes place
at the Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday 10 December. For further details,
call Tania Cassell on 0171-413 4116.