DIGESTS

TeleWest has shortlisted The Lowe Group and GGT with GGT Direct for its 15m through-the-line marketing and advertising account planned for next year. EURO RSCG Wnek Gosper with Evans Hunt Scott Eurocom and Simons Palmer with Maher Bird Associates have dropped out.

The Central Office of Information will be looking for ad agencies to launch a campaign focusing on the UK’s ambulance services. The Department of Health, which has yet to brief the COI, confirmed that an ad campaign would be launched but was unable to provide further details.

The UK arm of Besnier, France’s biggest dairy company, is to hire an advertising agency as it expands its branded cheese business and introduces further dairy brands in the UK.

Cogent has won the 1m Hammonds Fitted Bedroom account after a three-way pitch, including the incumbent Spotlight Advertising.

BMP DDB has created a new TV campaign for Sony. It highlights Sony’s commitment to widescreen TV and breaks on November 17 in the UK. The ad focuses on the exhilaration viewers feel when watching TV movies on a widescreen Sony TV set. It features a man in a series of chase scenarios in different movies. It cuts to the same man in a living room who has imagined himself in each film.

Grey International has appointed Clive Holland as its new executive vice-president in charge of BAT Industries worldwide. Holland had worked at Young & Rubicam as chairman and executive vice-president for Y&R Europe until 1995. Holland replaces Brian Clarke.

Roose & Partners has been chosen by US company Blistex to launch a new, as yet unidentified brand, in Europe.

Claydon Heeley International has won a 400,000 account from Westminster Health Care for a press campaign to support the opening of 15 new nursing homes.

Collett Dickenson Pearce planner Keith Ginsburg is moving to BST.BDDP in an unspecified role.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has shortlisted Publicis, Foote Cone & Belding and BST.BDDP for its advertising campaign.

Publicis has created three new television executions for variants of the French cream cheese Boursin, tasting of chives, peppercorns or nuts. The ads break this Monday.

Leagas Delaney is handling a TV and national press campaign and a direct mail push to support the BBC’s ‘Statement of Promises’ charter that was launched this week.

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