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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.

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

membership.



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

wine brand.



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

spend.



World Online, the pan-European internet service provider, has appointed

Joshua to handle the advertising and direct marketing for its

launch.



The company is already established in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark,

Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic and South

Africa.



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

Mediapolis.



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.



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