Typhoo tea is seeing agencies about its pounds 5 million account.
The incumbent, Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners, will repitch.
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.
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.
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 Buy.com. In the US, Buy.com
sells brand name computing and entertainment products at low prices.
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.