Xerox is reviewing its $130 million global media planning and
buying account, which is handled by the Media Edge in the US and by the
Media Edge and Mediapolis in the UK. The creative account, handled by
Young & Rubicam, is unaffected.
The Health Education Authority has shortlisted Duckworth Finn Grubb
Waters, WCRS, Delaney Fletcher Bozell, FCA! and the incumbent, Abbott
Mead Vickers BBDO, for its anti-smoking account.
British Midland has picked Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Grey, and Banks Hoggins
O’Shea/FCB to pitch against its incumbent agency, Faulds Advertising,
for its #4 million full-service account.
The Churches’ Advertising Network is launching a millennium execution as
part of its campaign to update the image of the Church. The poster is a
photographic recreation of Da Vinci’s Last Supper,with the ’apostles’
clad in Armani suits and place settings with the logos of major
corporations including McDonald’s and IBM.
Bosch has shortlisted Saatchi & Saatchi, Leagas Delaney, HHCL & Partners
and Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy for its #3.5 million business.
The Communications Unit has appointed Barnaby Wynter as its new managing
director. Wynter was previously at Walsh Trott Chick Smith where he
headed up the Toshiba, First Telecom and Contracts 365 accounts.
Nigel Morris, BBJ’s marketing director, is moving to Carat International
where he will take on the new role of communication strategy
The move reunites Morris with BBJ’s former managing director, Jerry
Stewart Pearson, FCB Direct’s worldwide president and chief operating
officer, is relocating to the UK as part of True North’s plans to merge
FCB and Bozell worldwide. Pearson will work alongside the international
president, Harry Reid, to look for ways to bring the FCB Direct brand on
to the UK direct marketing stage.
Peter Barry has been promoted from agency sales manager to display ad
manager of The Telegraph newspapers. Dee McEnaney is elevated to display
advertising manager in charge of the newspaper’s magazines. Both report
to Jonathan Wilson, display ad manager for newspapers and magazines.
Emap Elan has restructured its advertising sales team so each media
buying agency has a dedicated representative selling across all
J. Walter Thompson has been appointed to launch handbag.com, a new
internet joint venture between Boots and The Telegraph which launches on
Handbag.com, aimed at 25- to 35-year-old women, will offer free internet
access and 18 separate channels covering topics such as health, beauty,
arts and news.
Tote, the #500 million betting outfit, is seeking a marketing director
to take responsibility for the brand. The candidate will report directly
to the chief executive and work on both group and divisional marketing
Emap Elan is launching its travel and leisure magazine, Escape Routes,
and its online travel shop, www.escaperoutes.net, on Friday. The monthly
glossy has a cover price of #2.40.
The first issue of Mollin Publishing’s Jump, the teenage magazine
published under licence from Weider Publications, hits newsstands on 14
October priced #1.20. At the end of September 250,000 copies will be
mailed to girls across the UK.
The Freight Transport Association has appointed Cicero Marketing
Communications to head a #1 million campaign to persuade the Government
to reverse its controversial fuel duty escalator policy.