Digests

The Meat & Livestock Commission is sending out leaflets about the UK beef industry to importers and catering industry experts around the world following the decision by European Union agriculture ministers to lift the ban on beef exports.

Disneyland Paris has appointed Tamara Grimwood as head of marketing for the UK and Ireland. She joins from Disney Interactive.

Budget Rent A Car has appointed Roeland Moens as vice- president sales and marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He joins from Europcar, where he was managing director for the UK.

Mars brand Starburst Joosters is to hit TV screens for the second time this year on December 1 with two 20-second animated ads (right) created by Grey Advertising.

Marston Thompson & Evershed is making 90 people redundant. The majority of those affected are Burton-based management and support staff.

The Financial Services Authority will be established in the financial year 1999 to 2000, it was revealed in this week’s Queen’s Speech.

Visa International is to launch euro travellers cheques on January 1 1999 to coincide with the introduction of the single European currency.

Dr Martens is to display 50 pairs of boots decorated by celebrities including Madonna and Elton John to support World Aids Day on December 1…

… The National Federation of Women’s Institutes is to raise Aids awareness with a poster and leafleting campaign in conjunction with Red Ribbon International.

Oftel is to publish the ten most frequent consumer complaints every six months, as well as the ten telecoms companies and services which attract the most complaints.

The Carphone Warehouse has acquired Dutch independent dealer network Comshop, which will be rebranded The Phone House.

The first hearing in the Restrictive Practices Court investigation into price-fixing in the over-the-counter medicines market has been set for December 7.

Which? Online is launching a 1m pre-Christmas marketing campaign which will include radio advertising and is aimed at encouraging consumers to get online.

Wrangler is launching a four-minute cinema ad called ‘Faith’, featuring the antics of two rodeo riders.

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