Court Burkitt & Company’s creative director and major shareholder Mike Court has left the agency suddenly. He is rumoured to be joining McCann-Erickson. Court Burkitt will retain its full name.
McCann-Erickson Worldwide has won the estimated $100m (62m) consolidated global Motorola account.
Yahoo!, the US-owned Internet search engine and directory service, is thought to be inviting pitches from agencies for a pan-European advertising campaign to promote the European versions of its site. Yahoo! operates local Internet guides in the UK, France and Germany.
London Electricity has hired First City BBDO and CMB to handle an estimated 3m press and poster advertising campaign and run a direct marketing programme respectively.
Chessington World of Adventures is reviewing its 1.2m advertising account. Roose & Partners, which has held the business for three years, has not yet decided whether it will repitch.
Levi’s has extended its latest advertising campaign, Kung Fu, from the screen to oriental cuisine by putting a still shot onto the lids of Chinese takeaway containers (right).
Spillers is understood have shortlisted J Walter Thompson and Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe to pitch for its dogfood account. JWT is tipped to pick up the business, which includes the Winalot brand.
Ogilvy & Mather has declined to pitch for tour operator, First Choice. DMB&B, J Walter Thompson and Leagas Shaffron Davis are on the shortlist.
1576, the Edinburgh agency, has won the 250,00 advertising account for the Scottish Claymores.
Pepe has appointed Amsterdam-based agency Garbergs to handle the launch of its new range, which has only partial denim content. Garbergs, which will also handle Pepe’s 5m account across Europe, fought off two other Amsterdam agencies to win the account.
Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO has created the latest advertising campaign for Wella’s Viva Colour. The campaign, costing 1m, will run from this week on the sides of buses and poster sites.
Demon Internet plans to review its 4m account with BMP DDB and will split the business between consumers and corporate clients.