UK Charity Lotteries has shortlisted BMP DDB Needham, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters to handle its Lukcy (sic) Lotto scratchcards. The budget is undisclosed.
The Royal Bank of Scotland MasterCard is testing a ground-breaking financial TV ad, through Faulds, which draws favourable comparisons between its card and those of other banks.
BBJ Media Services is pitching for the 2m Baxters Foods media buying and planning account. The incumbent is Bridge/Alliance.
Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian bank, has appointed Citigate to run an advertising campaign.
WWAV Rapp Collins has resigned the Labour Party direct marketing account. The move follows a decision to split the business after WWAV lost the responsive press element to Evan Hunt Scott two weeks ago.
Miles Young, chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Direct in the UK, is being promoted to president of Ogilvy & Mather Asia/Pacific from September (see Diary, page 28).
Lintas Brussels has won a 3.5m radio campaign on consumer rights from the European Commission. The campaign, to run in 12 of the 15 member states this year, will be handled by the agency’s specialist EC unit.
Ogilvy & Mather, Foote Cone & Belding and AMM are likely to learn this week which of them has won the Scrabble board game account. The game is part of the Spear’s board game business which was bought by Mattel last year.
Avia, the sports shoe supplier owned by Reebok, is understood to be looking for an agency for a press and poster campaign.
Kellogg’s and NestlÃ©’s Cereal Partners have both signed up new direct marketing agencies and are eyeing database marketing. Kellogg’s has appointed Brann Direct Marketing and Cereal Partners has chosen an as yet unnamed direct agency.
Airtours Tour Operations has confirmed that its media buying account has gone to the Media Centre (North), moving out of TCS Media (North), where it has been for nine years.
Brain’s Bitter, the Welsh-based cask-conditioned ale, is seeking an advertising agency.