R. H. Advertising and Design, the West Country’s largest independent
advertising agency, has been handed on to the next generation through a
management buyout. The agency has been bought from the remaining
founding partner, Peter Nicholls, by its four departmental heads:
Richard Marsh, client services director; Janice Potter, media director;
Mervyn Seale, creative director; and David Smith, production director.
R. H. Advertising mainly handles companies based in the West Country
with national and international markets, though some clients are from
outside the region. National clients include Jersey European Airways,
TutorPro from PEC, Aid Call and the newly-won Paignton Zoo account.
Regional clients include St Austell Brewery, Devon and Cornwall TEC and
the estate agency groups, Colvilles and Strutt and Parker.
The field marketing specialist, CPM, has appointed Chris Ive general
manager, client services. Ive has 23 years of sales and marketing
experience and has held management positions at Procter and Gamble,
Mars, Golden Wonder, Rowntree, Sun-Pat and Duracell, where he was sales
director for six years.
Martin Child has joined Clarke Hooper Consulting as business development
director. Child spent the past seven years with LGM as a client service
director, running the Budweiser, SmithKline Beecham and Ladbrokes
The Thames Valley marketing consultancy, the Marlow Agency, has further
expanded its account handling team with the appointment of Richard
Goodall as account executive. Goodall, who is currently studying for a
diploma in marketing, comes to the Marlow Agency with client and agency
experience. He will be assisting with the agency’s Yonex, Oracle,
Blackwell Books and South Glamorgan County Council accounts.
Fiona Kerr has been appointed public relations and marketing manager at
David Ward Design. Kerr joins the design group with experience of PR and
marketing in Scotland, having previously worked in the travel and
tourism sectors and the management services industry. In her new
position she will be responsible for all press, public and client
relations for the Alloa-based design consultancy.
John Harben has been appointed to the newly created position of director
of internal communication at International Distillers and Vintners, the
drinks division of Grand Metropolitan PLC. His responsibilities will
include the company’s worldwide quality programme and facilitating
communications between IDV’s leadership and employees. Harben comes from
the European information management group, Sema, where he was principal
consultant, and was formerly a director of the UK management
consultancy, Smythe Dorward Lambert.
The printer manufacturer and support company, Mannesmann Tally, has
appointed Tracy Gill its new marketing communications controller. Gill’s
role will be to drive marketing communications in both the UK and
international territories. She has previously worked for Multitone Radio
Paging and Toshiba Information Systems.
Baxi Heating has appointed Mike Lomax to lead its communications team.
In his role as marketing communications manager he takes responsibility
for advertising and PR, direct marketing and publicity. Lomax has spent
five years at Creda handling all aspects of marketing communications for
the Creda and Cannon brands. Before moving into consumer durables he was
the publicity manager for Pilkington.
ID Magasin has made two appointments. Marjorie Epson becomes research
manager, with specific responsibility for project management, client
liaison, management of the research team and research innovation. Before
this she worked for the Woolwich Building Society as an economic
analyst. She will be working across all ID Magasin’s accounts. Anne
Bedford is ID Magasin’s latest account manager, and comes from Thomas
Teamwork Marketing in York has reorganised its staffing structure and
made several key senior appointments. Bobby Collins is promoted to
commercial director for field marketing, while Clare Munden moves up to
operations director, database marketing. Ann Gurnell and Deborah Clowes
are appointed account directors. In addition, three of the sales
promotion team have been promoted. Nelson McConnell becomes a senior
account manager, while Lisa Jenkinson and Heather Aston become
production manager and administration manager respectively. Other new
recruits to the group include Rebecca Charlesworth as account manager
and Frances Russell as database marketing supervisor.