THIS WEEK: STOP PRESS

Clive Holland, who left his position as chairman at Young & Rubicam 18 months ago and has been working at Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries since, has joined Grey as head of its BAT account.

Clive Holland, who left his position as chairman at Young & Rubicam 18

months ago and has been working at Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries

since, has joined Grey as head of its BAT account.



Procter & Gamble is launching its Vidal Sassoon ‘Silk Systeme’ range of

hair-care products and will be supporting the relaunched ‘Red Line’ with

print and TV from Euro RSCG.



Philips is spending pounds 1m on its first high-profile TV advertising

campaign for its mobile phone business. The ads, from Euro RSCG, break

this week.



Sony Computer Entertainment has met its Christmas sales target of

500,000 units of its PlayStation console seven weeks ahead of schedule.



The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has drawn up its short

list of Publicis, BST BDDP and FCB.



Peter Wood, the former head of art at HHCL & Partners has been appointed

head of typographical design for Ogilvy & Mather New York.



The Royal British Legion and its media agency Universal McCann have

launched its outdoor campaign for Remembrance Day.



Woolworths kicks off its pounds 4m ‘Winter Wonderland’ Christmas ad

campaign today (Wednesday) by dominating one break with 120 seconds of

airtime.



Marks & Spencer reported an 11% rise in first half profits to pounds

430m on the back of a 9% sales rise to pounds 3.5bn. The company said it

had increased market share in clothing in the UK and had held its

position on foods.



Louie Beatty has been made UK marketing director for Virgin Interactive

Entertainment. He has worked in games marketing in Europe for Virgin

previously.



MasterCard International has launched a breakthrough sponsorship

agreement for the Lola Formula 1 race team involving a club member-

funded partnership.



American Express appointed John de Trafford as head of consumer services

group for the UK and Ireland. He will be responsible for developing a

range of consumer card products and services.



Colgate-Palmolive has confirmed Brett Henshaw’s promotion to UK

marketing director, following Karen Guerra’s promotion to general

manager of the UK and Ireland.



Marketing editor Mike Hewitt has been promoted to group editor of

Marketing and Marketing Direct, while Conor Dignam moves up from news

editor to deputy editor of Marketing. Neill Denny remains editor of

Marketing Direct.