DIGESTS

TMD Carat will retain the 60m media planning and buying account for Nissan (right), according to marketing director Brian Carolin. The hold on the account, which was previously handled through Eurospace, was threatened when TBWA failed to renew its contract with Eurospace.

Granada Media Group has appointed BBC Worldwide’s director of consumer products, Tony Greenwood, to the new position of controller of media products. He will be responsible for ancillary rights exploitation of all Granada and JWT programming.

EMAP’s FHM magazine is planning a print run of 650,000 for its September issue, almost double its six-monthly Audit Bureau of Circulations figure. Its main competitor, IPC’s Loaded, is understood to have had recent print runs of about 500,000.

Football Monthly, Britain’s oldest football magazine, is back on the newsstands. It is aimed at football fans and collectors and goes on sale at the end of this month priced 2.50, with a print run of about 30,000. It is published by Chelsea Communications.

Invicta FM, the Kent commercial radio station, has appointed Scott Williams as programme controller. He takes up the role at the end of August, following two years as programme controller at GWR Swindon.

Expenditure by financial advertisers on poster sites grew to 30m last year, an increase of 60 per cent over two years, according to a report from Poster Publicity.

Steven Spielberg’s The Lost World reported Britain’s second highest first weekend cinema audience of 5,666,917, according to figures from EDI/Carlton Screen Advertising. The highest belongs to Independence Day, which turned in figures of 6,995,504 last August.

Radio Trent, the Nottingham-based station, has promoted Steve Mayell to sales director following a spell as sales manager for the station’s AM and FM services.

BBC Worldwide is launching a Teletubbies magazine to run alongside the popular children’s TV show. It will be published monthly and a selection of merchandise will also be available in time for Christmas.

Mediaforce has won the sales representation account for Scottish newspaper group West Highland Free Press. Mediaforce now has over 90 titles in its Scottish portfolio, representing over 80 per cent of the country’s weekly newspaper business.

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