Future Publishing has dropped plans to buy IPC-title Goal, which had its publication suspended last week.

TMD Carat Manchester has appointed Terry Cole as managing director. He replaces Martin Conry who died at the end of last year. Cole comes from Birmingham-based Mack…

…The Carat group is rebranding in the UK. It is dropping the TMD from its name.

The Mirror Group has appointed Holder Henry Pearce & Bailey to create a 500,000 advertising and direct marketing campaign for the Racing Post.

Barclays has appointed Stephen Shelley as media banking director, to head a new unit to provide bespoke banking services for media companies.

CIA Group plc, Europe’s second largest independent media communications group, plans to change its name to Tempus – which means time in Latin – Group plc to avoid confusion with its operating brand CIA Medianetwork.

Kiss 100, the dance music radio station, has signed a three-year renewal deal with Polygram Records to release a minimum of five CDs a year.

Thorn UK, which runs the Radio Rentals chain, is to launch a campaign backing its rented digital TV services using footballer Ryan Giggs.

Ambient Media Corporation, the marketing and communications company, has raised 6m by placing its shares on the Alternative Investment Market.

Havas Advertising has bought AMX Digital, a creative multimedia design agency.

The Observer is giving away a special edition of Gardens Illustrated in London and the South-east in next Sunday’s edition, to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show.

CPC Foods is to unveil a new tele-vision campaign (right), called ‘Oo Aar’, for its Am-brosia custard brand on May 25, with media buying through BMP Optimum. The campaign, created by Delaney Fletcher Bozell, attempts to persuade consumers to eat their custard cold.

Adshel, owned by the More Group, is bidding to supply the street furniture, including bins and bus shelters, for Rome, Italy.

TSMSi, the new media sales house, has been hired as online sales house for the Golf Today site (WWW.golftoday.co.uk).

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