Trinity Mirror's regional sales arm Amra has poached Newsquest Media Sales' Gary McNish to be its new managing director. McNish will take over the day-to-day running of the company, freeing the chief executive, Mike McCormack, to concentrate on strategy and future multimedia opportunities.

Tullo Marshall Warren has been appointed to handle below-the-line work for the 2001 Census for England and Wales. The Office of National Statistics wants the agency to develop work to accompany the Census form in a bid to increase response., the online community for women back-ed by ivillage and Tesco, has appointed Farm to handle its launch. The UK version of the global site is scheduled to go live later this year.

National Readership Surveys is releasing data on 16 additional newspaper sections, bringing the total covered by the survey to 37. The additional sections include financial and leisure sections from broadsheets, such as The Daily Telegraph's Your Money section and The Guardian's The Guide.

Gallaher is relaunching its Dorchester cigarette brand with a campaign through CDP. The work will break this week on poster sites and in the national press.

English Heritage is talking to agencies about its pounds 500,000 account. The advertising has previously been handled in-house.

Kikkoman, the soy sauce brand, has picked Travis Sully Harari to handle its pounds 500,000 account after a pitch against its incumbent, Grey. A national press and magazine campaign, planned and bought through CDP Media, will break early next year.

Summerfield Wilmot Keene has acquired Lloyd Clark Rowe, the pounds 5 million-billing agency whose clients include UniChem and Chaplins, the furniture retailer. Peter Stovold, LCR's managing director, becomes SWK's deputy chairman.

The US brand strategist and copywriter Sean Duffy and the Swedish art director Hank Fagerstedt have launched The Duffy Agency, an English-language ad agency that specialises in global brand-building. The agency is headquartered in Sweden, with a 'virtual' office in Boston, USA.

The Pink Paper, the free magazine traditionally distributed in gay venues, will launch on news-stands on 8 November with a cover price of pounds 1.80. The weekly title is also adopting a full-colour, A4 glossy format in place of its previous tabloid newsprint.

The Dolphin Media Group is launching a quarterly fashion magazine aimed at Asian men and women. Called Maya, it will launch on 9 November with a cover price of pounds 3.10.

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is looking for an agency to handle its pounds 250,000 above- and below-the-line business. The task includes marketing and planning in Scotland and the UK.

Warren Newman is quitting as director-general of the British Market Research Association at the begin-ning of next year. The BMRA has decided to appoint a secretary-general to oversee its administration and Warren has said he does not want to assume an administrative role.

The technology-focused marketing specialists DNA and Xponential have merged to form a new agency, DNX. Existing clients of the two agencies include Sun Microsystems, Honeywell, Horizon Open Systems and BMC Software, and the telecommunications companies Ericsson and Lucent. Combined billings are expected to top pounds 2.5 million.

John Keen, the art director who spent six years at CDP working on the agency's Toyota business, has died from lung cancer aged 53. His previous agencies included WCRS, Davidson Pearce, Reeves Robert-shaw Needham, Lintas and Allen Brady & Marsh.

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