Court Burkitt & Company has won the 3m advertising account for Video Collection International. Court Burkitt will support the release of VCI’s sports, light entertainment and film titles up to Christmas 1997. They have included Riverdance, Mr Bean and Thomas the Tank Engine in the past.
Cable & Wireless Communications is understood to have drawn up a four-strong shortlist for its estimated 25m branding campaign. All four, HHCL & Partners, Rapier Stead Bowden, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and St Luke’s, have worked for the companies which merged last month to create CWC.
Rover has withdrawn an advertisement entitled ‘Hostage’ for its 600 model following complaints to the Independent Television Commission that it caused offence and trivialised ongoing hostage situations. The ad was created by Ammirati Puris Lintas.
The Advertising Agency Register (AAR) is launching a separate register for new media agencies later this year. The register, launching in September, will run alongside the services already offered by the AAR, which include registers on advertising agencies, as well as PR, design and sponsorship consultancies.
Lowe & Partners Europe has appointed Ogilvy & Mather client service director of international business development John Englehart to the new role of general manager of the European network. He was in charge of the American Express brand for O&M in all markets outside the US.
Tatung, the Taiwanese electronics giant, is looking for an advertising agency. The spend is understood to be 1m.
Avon, the cosmetics company, has appointed TMD Carat and The O’Connell Partnership to implement its UK rebranding programme.
The Advertising Standards Authority has rejected criticism from Which?, the Consumers’ Association magazine, that it is too slow and too powerless to regulate misleading ads for financial services.
Bulmers, the UK distributor of Red Stripe premium lager, launches its 2.5m TV and radio ad campaign on June 9 (right). The film is a re-edited version of an ad shot in Jamaica by Hollywood director Spike Lee.
Friday June 6 is the last chance to submit entries for the 1997 DBA/Marketing Week Design Effectiveness Awards. Completed entries to Sally Boulton, DBA, 32-38 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8FH.