REVIEW: Marketing and advertising news in the week’s press

Typhoo tea is seeing agencies about its pounds 5 million account. The incumbent, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners, will repitch. Marketing Week

Typhoo tea is seeing agencies about its pounds 5 million account.

The incumbent, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners, will repitch.

Marketing Week

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has promoted its managing director, Andrew

Robertson, to the position of chief executive. Michael Baulk, chairman

of BBDO Europe, becomes chairman of London, but leaves the day-to-day

running of the agency to Robertson. Cilla Snowball, who was appointed

deputy managing director earlier this year, becomes managing director.

General release

TBWA has approached Hakuhodo with a plan for a global joint venture.

The move would be driven by the need to service Nissan, the

third-biggest advertising spender in Japan. Marketing Week

The NSPCC, the country’s biggest charity advertiser, has re-appointed

Saatchi & Saatchi following a review instigated last month. The agency

pitched against WCRS and Court Burkitt & Co to secure the business.

General release

Sears Roebuck is considering consolidating its dollars 1.6 billion US

media buying account. It has asked two of its roster agencies, Ogilvy &

Mather Worldwide and the Media Edge, about their ability to handle the

enlarged account. Advertising Age

HHCL & Partners has won the British Airways London Eye account, after a

final pitch against M&C Saatchi. The work is not expected to break until

the end of next February. General release

McLaren Formula 1 is to appoint the Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO board

account director, Simon Points, as marketing and sponsorship


At AMV he put together the Douwe Egberts sponsorship of the TV

adaptation of A Dance to the Music of Time. Marketing Week

Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R and Carat have won the pounds 5 million

UK creative and media launch accounts for In the US,

sells brand name computing and entertainment products at low prices.

General release

M&C Saatchi’s poster campaign for Bertelsmann Online, which features a

couple more interested in reading their books than having sex, has

provoked 213 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority. It is

understood to have offended parents in particular. The Sunday


IPC has promoted Caroline Ward to be managing director of IPCtx,

succeeding Sly Bailey who became chief executive of the IPC Group last

month. Ward was publishing director of IPCtx. General release

Lowe Lintas & Partners has now confirmed its new management line-up,

revealed in Campaign last week. Tim Lindsay is European president, Paul

Hammersley is chief executive of the London office and Chris Thomas, who

had been the chief executive of Ammirati Puris Lintas, is now the

managing director of the merged London agency. General release

Ginger Media Group has entered into exclusive negotiations with Scottish

Media Group after it tabled a pounds 225 million bid for the company,

which is run by Chris Evans. Financial Times.

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