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ITV has appointed brand consultants English & Pockett to develop its brand identity. The agency was hired after a three-way pitch, which included Ortmans Young International and Red Pepper…

ITV has appointed brand consultants English & Pockett to develop its brand identity. The agency was hired after a three-way pitch, which included Ortmans Young International and Red Pepper…

…ITV is launching a three-hour entertainment series called SMTV:/LIVE, which will run every Saturday for a year from the end of August. It will be hosted by presenters Ant and Dec.

Granada Television has appointed Sue Woodward as director of broadcasting and head of regional programmes. She replaces Wayne Garvie who is leaving to join the BBC.

The Press Association has increased its profits from 119,000 to 2.6m for the year 1997 compared with 1996. Turnover was 48.38m (42.42m).

Sky Sites, the airport poster contractor, is to buy Ackerley Airport Advertising, which has the ad rights in 70 airports including Miami, Houston and Seattle.

Agency.com, the web designer, has acquired rival online services company Online Magic which will now operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

FHM’s July issue hits the shelves this Friday (May 29) with its annual “100 Sexiest Women in the World” supplement foil wrapped in heat proof packaging and labelled “Too Hot To Handle”. Publisher EMAP Metro expects FHM to outsell its latest Audit Bureau of Circulations figure of 644,110.

ITN Online is to set up its own online sales operation for the ITN web site from the beginning of June.

The Media Shop Scotland has appointed Nicola Rodger as associate director. She was previously head of advertisement marketing at IPC magazines.

The Daily Star is sponsoring the technology fair Toys for the Boys Event 98 which is due to be held at Wembley from September 4-6.

BBC Worldwide has launched its own web site setting out the range of products, programmes and services that the company markets around the world.

Codemasters, an independent software company, has appointed Carat to handle the media planning and buying for the launch of the computer game title ‘Colin McRae Rally’ in the UK.

The Guardian has appointed Kamal Ahmed as media editor replacing John Mullholland, who leaves to edit Sporting Life.

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