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
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
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
MasterCard International has launched a breakthrough sponsorship
agreement for the Lola Formula 1 race team involving a club member-
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