Ben Langdon, the chief executive of Collett Dickenson Pearce, is
understood to be on gardening leave as from the end of this week
following his decision to resign and become the managing director of
McCann-Erickson (Campaign, last week). Langdon will join McCanns on 24
Fuller’s Beer has finalised the shortlist for the pounds 1.5 million
relaunch of its London Pride brand. The three agencies are thought to be
Leagas Delaney, Mellors Reay and Mitchell Pattison Aldred Mitchell.
Pitches are scheduled for next month.
Atlantic 252, the UK’s oldest national commercial radio station, is
reviewing its full-service account in a bid to attract more advertisers.
The creative account is currently handled by Manifesto, with media
planning and buying through MediaCom.
Leo Burnett has hired Clare Durward in the newly created role of
marketing director, with a brief to market Burnetts to existing and
potential clients. Durward comes from a TV background. Most recently,
she was the head of marketing at the television sales house, TSMS.
The Conquest group is reported to have picked up the pan-European
advertising for Nikon’s new camera, provisionally named the F5. Conquest
won the business against stiff competition from Foote Cone Belding and
Bozell Worldwide. The task could be the forerunner of a centralised
European advertising account for the Japanese camera-maker, which
currently puts most of its pounds 6 million spend through separate
Tom Bury, the managing director of Ogilvy and Mather London, has been
appointed to O&M’s worldwide board. Charlotte Beers, the chairman and
chief executive of O&M Worldwide, said Bury had been added to the board
because of his ‘strategic thinking’ and ‘managerial savvy’. She added:
‘He has done a terrific job in pushing the London agency up to the
number three spot and his outstanding client service abilities - on Ford
and Guinness in particular - will be welcomed and valued’.
Foote Cone Belding has promoted two of its long-serving creatives, the
writer, Peter Cayless, and the art director, Brian Watson, to be joint
deputy creative directors. The appointments are intended to reduce the
workload on the creative directors, Alan Midgley and John Bacon, in the
wake of wins, including Tropicana.
The Health Education Authority has put the review for its Aids awareness
campaign on hold for another year. The pounds 2.5 million business will
remain with BMP DDB while the Government decides what it wants from Aids
awareness campaigns in the future.
BSkyB is considering a new deal with the Premier League by which the
satellite broadcaster would pay out a percentage of Sky Sports
subscriptions to the League in return for television rights. BSkyB is
hoping to come to an arrangement where it can use digital TV to show
every game in the League.
BBJ Media Services will partner Knight Leach Delaney on the pounds
500,000 DTI Business Link London account (Campaign, last week). The
brand provides an IT service that puts callers in touch with up-to-date
business information and advice.
MediaCom and Campbell Grey have scooped the pounds 1 million advertising
account for Lee Jeans in Ireland. The appointment is part of an
international realignment. Grey now handles the Lee business in 12
CLT UK Radio’s third brand, Country 1035AM, is moving programming
operations in with its sister station, Talk Radio UK. The sales team
will also move into the same offices as the sales outfits of Talk Radio
and Atlantic 252.