The Savoy Group of hotels (right) is talking to advertising agencies about a corporate campaign.

The Central Office of Information is understood to be restructuring by de-centralising advertising, media and production into a number of “mini-agencies”. It will handle its own advertising, media and production.

The creative team of Richard Dean and Martha Riley has quit M&C Saatchi to join Bates Dorland. The two were previously with Bates sister agency Saatchi & Saatchi.

The Advertising Standards Authority is investigating an advertising campaign through Knight Leach Delaney for Red Bull drink, after receiving complaints that one of its posters is offensive. The industry watchdog is also looking into whether the manufacturer can accurately claim the drink is a stimulant.

Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Advertising has confirmed that president and chief operating officer John Fitzgerald has resigned after eight months. Chairman Ed Wax will assume his responsibilities in the short term.

Novell, the software company, has began a new poster campaign (right) which is part of a 1.5m marketing drive this year. The creative work is by Wunderman Cato Johnson.

Banks Hoggins O’Shea has won the 1m advertising business from travel holding company the Five Star Group, which will sell upmarket holidays to the Turkish Riviera from September 1. The account was won without a pitch. Media buying will be handled by Expert Media.

Alldays Stores, the convenience store chain with 500 outlets, has shelved plans to appoint an advertising agency for its 2m account after the pitch was put into research for several months.

Etam, the Fashion chain, is understood to have hired Steven Sharp Associates to work on advertising.

MediaCom has appointed Mark Proudfoot, a planner at D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles Hong Kong, as strategic planning manager in its international division.

J Walter Thompson is to unveil a 750,000 TV advertising campaign for the new Nestlé-Rowntree Smarties Mini-Eggs, as part of the Easter range for 1997.

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