CIA will announce a share placing through James Capel this week, estimated to be about one quarter of capitalisation. It is also understood to be announcing an acquisition. CIA chairman Chris Ingram (right) is believed to have held talks with Omnicom chairman Bruce Crawford about the possibility of the US agency network taking a stake in the media agency.

HFS, the US hotel and car rental company which owns Avis Rent A Car, is centralising its $100m (63m) media buying business. Incumbents Zenith Media, Grey Advertising and Western International Media are pitching for the US business.

Virgin Net is understood to be reviewing its 500,000 media account out of Optimedia.

Live TV has won its case against CableTel for breach of contract. CableTel was told it could only provide its starter package of services, First Choice, if it included Live TV.

MTV Networks Europe has appointed Christine Boar as head of programming and production in the UK and Eric Kearley to the same job in northern Europe.

Capital Sales & Marketing is launching Radio Direct to handle direct marketing on radio. The 12-week test is a partnership between Capital Group and Callback UK.

The National Magazine Company is running a promotion with BAA’s retail outlets. The campaign includes posters, point-of-sale displays and special magazine supplements.

Posterscope, the poster specialist buyer, has expanded its client services team, promoting Peter Whelan to account director and appointing Jim Hulme as account director.

EBN, the pan-European cable business station, is to host a Sex Weekend this weekend. Among the subjects the channel will examine are office relationships, sexual harassment and the business of sex.

Adshel, the bus shelter contractor, is running a campaign for I-D, the latest Impulse body spray, through Claydon Heeley. The campaign includes eight shelters that smell of the fragrance, and three sites in London, Birmingham and Glasgow featuring the various personal belongings of two celebrities.

Midland Independent Newspapers has bought Echo Press for 3.7m. Echo Press publishes the weekly Loughborough Echo and six associated titles, all of which are printed in Leicestershire. The deal also includes a commercial printing operation.

Latest from Marketing Week

Influencers, consultancies and the recruitment crisis: The key topics of conversation at Cannes Lions

cannes lions

Cannes Lions 2018: Marketers turned out in force to advertising’s biggest annual event. But away from the usual talk of purpose and creativity, some big issues such as the recruitment crisis, how advertising responds to the #MeToo movement and cleaning up the influencer marketing space were discussed.


Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now


Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.


From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.


Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3703 or email customerservices@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here