Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has had its knuckles rapped following
complaints to the ITC about its Dulux campaign. The ITC ruled that
’snip’, in which a woman cuts a swatch of cloth from a stranger’s top,
condoned anti-social behaviour, and upheld complaints in relation to the
scheduling of the ad. Complaints against two other ads, ’baby’ and
’washing line’, were not upheld.
Jonathan Davies, the head of television at Leo Burnett, has been
promoted to director of television, technology and business, a new role
in which he will oversee the development of the agency’s approach to all
audio-visual media. Graeme Light has been promoted to replace Davies as
head of television.
Moneygram International, a joint venture between Thomas Cook and
Travellers Group, has shortlisted Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy,
Mitchell Patterson Grime Mitchell and Barrett Cernis Delves to create
its first branding campaign and a new identity. The service allows funds
to be wired to, and collected from, any one of Thomas Cook’s outlets
around the world.
The Royal Horticultural Society, the organisation behind the Chelsea
Flower Show, has appointed Court Burkitt & Company to handle all
advertising for the Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Park shows. The
agency has been briefed to develop the society’s profile and increase
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has parted company with Margaret Patrick, its
head of communications for the past eight years. Andrew Robertson, AMV’s
managing director, said: ’Margaret has done a terrific job for us but
the agency is very different from when she first came, with plenty of
people who are willing and able to talk to journalists.’
The AAR has hired Kerry Glazer as its commercial director. She moves
from Kendall Tarrant, the headhunting agency, before which she worked at
J. Walter Thompson.
Delaney Potter Cawley has created its debut ad campaign, having opened
for business earlier this year. The campaign is for UDV’s Blossom Hill
Maher Bird Associates has been appointed by TD Waterhouse, one of the
leading discount share broking services, to handle its UK advertising
campaign. The company has earmarked a dollars 100 million marketing
World Online, the pan-European internet service provider, has appointed
Joshua to handle the advertising and direct marketing for its
The company is already established in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark,
Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic and South
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO’s Guinness ’surfer’ commercial won the Best
Crafted Commercial Award at this week’s British Television Advertising
Craft Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is in talks with Kirch, the German
media group, about taking a 25 per cent stake in Kirch’s Premiere World
digital TV operation. News Corp is considering issuing new shares to
fund the alliance.
Two-thirds of consumers in the AB demographic regularly use the
internet, 10 per cent already have digital TV and a further 43 per cent
are planning to subscribe, according to the first findings from VIPer
research, which is backed by a consortium of media owners and
The Euro 2000 second leg qualifier between England and Scotland will be
shown live during dinner at this year’s Campaign Media Awards, which
takes place on 17 November.