Magnet is understood to have shortlisted McCann-Erickson Manchester, J Walter Thompson Manchester, Butler Lutos Sutton Wilkinson, and Arc International Advertising for its 5m account.
Waitrose has drawn up a four-strong shortlist for its account: Banks Hoggins O’Shea, St Luke’s, Delaney Fletcher Bozell and the incumbent LLS Jaffe Keating.
Interfocus, the sales promotion agency, is working on a national sales promotion programme for the Van den Bergh brand I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter…
…Initiative Media is understood to have picked up the strategic planning on Van den Bergh brands. Initiative is already a roster agency for Unilever and currently buys for all the Van den Bergh brands.
Agfa-Gevaert, the electronic imaging giant, has shortlisted Grey, BMP DDB, J Walter Thompson and three US agencies for its 9m global advertising account, currently being reviewed out of McCann-Erickson.
Bean Andrews Norways Cramphorn has launched an ad campaign to highlight The
Body Shop’s Community Trade Programme. The press executions will advertise products containing fairly traded cocoa butter.
DraftDirect Worldwide has shut its London office, making all staff redundant, and taken on Lovell Vass Boddey as its UK agency. It is understood the agency will be called LVB Draft Worldwide.
The DVLA has initiated a statutory review of its 1m Select Registrations account. Both the creative work, held by Claydon Heeley, and the media buying, held by Leeds agency Dixon Moutrie Silkstone, are under review.
Spacetrac, the car satellite security company, has appointed J Walter Thompson Manchester to develop a pan-European ad campaign. The Manchester-based company says the agency won the account after it held talks with seven other local agencies. The business is understood to be worth 1.2m.
Rebecca Battman, founder of The Design Advantage, has been voted onto the board of the Design Business Association. Fellow board members include chairman Colin Porter, founder of Coley Porter Bell.
Publicis is launching its first advertising campaign for Tefal this week. It won the account from Still Price Lintas. The Armatal cookware range will be advertised in consumer magazines until February.