Lindsay Masters, the chairman of Haymarket Group, announced his
retirement on Wednesday. Masters, who founded Campaign along with
Michael Heseltine in 1968, will remain a director of Haymarket Group,
Haymarket Business Publications and Haymarket Magazines. Simon Tindall
remains executive chairman of Haymarket Business Publications (including
Haymarket Medical), Haymarket Exhibitions and group managing director.
Michael Heseltine becomes the non-executive chairman of Haymarket Group.
Masters commented: ’Campaign was my first launch and has remained my
The Woolwich is preparing to review its pounds 10 million media planning
and buying account, now handled by MindShare, after seeing creative
pitches last Monday. Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Publicis pitched against
the incumbent, Ogilvy & Mather, for the creative account.
The Independent Television Commission has issued a formal warning
against Carlton and Granada for unreasonable discrimination against
BSkyB after the companies refused to carry a Sky Digital ad on their ITV
Initiative Media is rumoured to be looking for a senior executive to
work alongside the chairman, Tony Mainwearing, and the managing
director, Roy Jeans.
Jayne Barr, group managing director of Grey, has left the agency to join
Leagas Delaney as a board director. At Grey she was responsible for
running the health and beauty unit, including the Procter & Gamble
The Interpublic Group has closed its Gotham agency in the UK. The agency
lost its key client, Yardley, when the company went into receivership
J. Walter Thompson is interviewing candidates to bolster its UK
management. Stephen Carter, the UK chief executive, is talking to
potential chairmen and managing directors for the agency.
Bates Dorland’s relationship with Heinz was dealt another blow this week
with Leo Burnett’s appointment to handle the pounds 2.5 million relaunch
of Heinz Salad Cream. Heinz is also reviewing its tinned product range
John Teal, the new ad director at the Daily Mail, has promoted the
agency sales manager, Mike Allen, to head of agency sales. He has also
moved the agency sales manager, Deanne Forrest, across to become Weekend
sales manager, and promoted Katryn Brogan from advertising manager on
Weekend to head of Weekend sales. The head of client sales post remains
Food from Britain, the Government-backed body that helps UK food
manufacturers establish themselves in foreign markets, has picked da
Costa & Co as its first agency with a brief to encourage more companies
to use its consultancy services.
Regional Independent Media, the publisher of regional dailies including
The Yorkshire Post and a bidder for Mirror Group, has announced
operating profits of pounds 31.4 million, up 22.5 per cent, for the 12
months to December 1998.
A memorial service for Norman Icke, the Leo Burnett creative behind such
famous campaigns as Cadbury’s Flake and Milk Tray’s ’man in black’, will
take place on Monday 19 April at 3pm in St Martin in the Fields, St
Martin’s Lane, Trafalgar Square, London.
Campaign publishes a day early next week because of the Easter bank
The next issue will be cover-dated 2 April and will be available in
London on Wednesday 31 March.