Heineken Ireland has invited Fallon McElligott, Bartle Bogle
Hegarty, Lowe Howard-Spink and Partners BDDH to pitch for its pounds 4
million advertising account, which is run by Murphy’s. Pitches take
place in the first week of November. The Irish incumbent, WPP-owned
DDFH&B, will not repitch.
Quorn has chosen work from Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R and Cold Eye
to go into research after seeing pitches from four agencies for its
pounds 1 million account. Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters and Banks Hoggins
O’Shea/FCB have been eliminated from the contest.
The secretariat of the Periodical Publishers Association is to be
restructured following the announced departure of Peter Dear, the PPA’s
deputy chief executive, who is leaving to pursue other career
opportunities in Devon.
The Telegraph Group has appointed Davies Little Cowley Fiddes to handle
a new below-the-line drive for more young readers. The move is part of
an initiative to win over professionals in their 20s living in the
Telegraph’s South-east heartland.
The Government has disappointed the direct marketing industry by
unveiling proposals to allow people on the electoral register to ’opt
out’ of having their names used for commercial purposes. The industry
has warned that curbs on access to the register could cost thousands of
McCann-Erickson’s new-business director, Terry Martin, is leaving the
company to become managing director of Bates’ Prague office. He has
worked in a variety of roles at McCanns for the past 20 years and worked
in new business for the past year. His duties will be assumed by Stuart
Leach, deputy managing director, and Simon Carpenter, new- business
Homebase, the DIY retailing giant, is reviewing its contract publishing
business, held by Redwood Publishing, as it looks to expand its
portfolio of publications. The retailer has approached a number of
contract publishers about a review for its Homebase Living title.
Turner Broadcasting is launching a new radio station, Toon FM, to
capitalise on the strength of its Cartoon Network TV channel. The
station will broadcast in London during the coming school half-term
using a restricted service licence.
The BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are joining forces to market
free-to-air digital TV services to viewers who don’t want to subscribe
to the pay-TV digital packages. The trio will promote the availability
of a special viewer card which will offer access just to the free
Talk Radio has teamed up with Leonard Cheshire, the disability care
charity, for a two-week awareness-raising campaign. Talk Radio will
encourage discussion about issues related to disability and broadcast a
series of trails featuring people discussing how Leonard Cheshire has
Grey Healthcare Europe has appointed Peter Carr as its new managing
director. Carr has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than
17 years at companies including Fujisawa, Courtney Alexander Consulting
and Boehringer Ingelheim.
Lidl, the German discount chain, is talking to agencies as it gears up
for major expansion. The company, which currently handles its
advertising in-house, spent pounds 3.5 million last year (MMS).
Mike Wood, the managing director of Portland, the poster buying
specialist, has left the company by mutual consent. Wood, who joined
last year from MindShare where he was deputy managing director, will be
replaced by Alex Thompson, currently Portland’s international