Schweppes has shortlisted TBWA GGT Simons Palmer, The Advertising Brasserie, Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters and Mountain View for the 3m Oasis creative account.
Arcadia refuses to comment on speculation that it is seeking an advertising agency for Dorothy Perkins.
WPP Group, which formed a consortium with Bull Information Systems and Subscription Services (SSL) called Envision, has been awarded the contract to collect the TV Licence from next April for seven years. The agreement replaces the existing contract with SSL. The account is likely to be worth the equivalent of 15m in billings a year.
Banks Hoggins O’Shea has created a 1m press campaign for Weetabix’s Advan-tage cereal using the strapline ‘Eat for who you are’. The ads deliberately feature ordinary-looking women rather than sexy models.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty has produced a new TV commercial to illustrate the clear call quality of the One-2-One digital mobile phone service. The ad breaks on November 1 and forms part of a 15m marketing push between October and December.
Paul Smith is understood to have shortlisted Wieden & Kennedy, EURO RSCG Wnek Gosper, St Luke’s and a freelance for its international advertising account.
Thorpe Park is talking to agencies about its 1.4m account, following its sale this week by parent Pearson to venture capitalists Charterhouse Development Capital. Davies Little Cowley Fiddes has declined to repitch.
Mellors Reay has created a 1m poster and radio campaign for Virgin Vie, which will run from November 4. The ads use the strapline ‘Tested on Virgins’.
Camelot has shortlisted five agencies to pitch for its below-the-line business. They are: KLP, Greensquare, Hicklin Slade & Partners, Tequila and STH.
Bacardi-Martini is increasing its advertising spend on Martini Citro to 3m with a new run of TV advertising.
Yellow M has produced a new TV ad campaign for the high street store Index, which is due to break on Sunday (November 1). Media buying is through MediaVest Manchester.
Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco has won the $10m (6m) account for Allied Domecq’s Canadian Club whisky.
Design Bridge has created the new packaging for Britvic’s R Whites lemonade.