DIGESTS

Fila UK has appointed Nike sales director Stuart Ryan as its first marketing director. Ryan follows managing director Mike Baxter, who left Nike for Fila earlier this summer.

Norwich Union has appointed Mike Kirsch sales and marketing director for its life and pensions business. He joins from NatWest’s life and investment services.

National Savings has appointed Christopher Moxey to the new role of commercial director. The post replaces marketing director Ann Nash’s position. Moxey joins from Commonwealth Bank in Australia, where he was chief manager. National Savings is conducting a full review of all marketing and advertising arrangements including its 8.5m advertising account held by HHCL & Partners. The review will end in January 1998.

The Body Shop has opened its first new-look shop in Brighton to celebrate 21 years in the town. The new store, which will be rolled out across the company, includes on-site facilities such as aromatherapy.

Kwik Save’s former director of marketing Nick Goss has left the supermarket chain. It is not known if he has a job to go to.

Sainsbury’s has launched its own branded cashpoints in eight supermarkets and at its head office.

Kevin Chadwick, director of agency broker Agency Assessments Showcase, has joined marketing consultancy Dove Associates Europe as director.

Mates and Durex, the condom manufacturers, have hit out at the British Medical Association’s recommendation, being considered by the Department of Health, that condoms should be available free in pharmacies.

Impulse has joined forces with The Spice Girls to launch the latest fragrance in its body spray range. Impulse Spice will be launched next month and will contain a comb-ination of ingred-ients to symbolise each of the five members, such as sweet vanilla and lavender for Baby Spice and zesty tangerine for Sporty Spice. A 1.8m advertising campaign (above) will accompany the launch including a television commercial breaking on October 1 which will feature the group’s next single, ‘Spice Up Your Life’.

Bacardi Martini has promoted sales business development manager Jeff Macdonald to marketing controller on the Martini brand.

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