The Cartoon Network is understood to have appointed Wieden & Kennedy to its 2m account in the UK and Holland.

Laura Ashley has shortlisted Leagas Delaney and WCRS to pitch for its 1m creative account.

Furniture Village has shortlisted Young & Rubicam, Team Saatchi and Osprey to pitch for its 6m creative account.

BT’s shortlist for its 180m account is to be announced this Friday.

Coral Racing, the bookmaker, has appointed Grey Interactive to explore the development of interactive TV-based betting services.

The Central Office of Information has appointed direct marketing agency Tomahawk to promote its New Deal scheme for the long-term young unemployed. The agency will provide 100,000 gift bags, including items ranging from stationery to clothing donated by companies, to those participating in the programme who find jobs.

HHCL & Partners has produced a new execution of its campaign for Thomson. Called ‘memories’, it depicts two old men on a beach comparing where they’ve been on holiday. The ad, which airs in February, aims to persuade consumers to buy holidays based on value rather than price.

Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters’ 25m pan-European campaign for Daewoo breaks in the UK this week. The campaign has been running on the continent since October.

Publicis has created a new campaign for furniture retailer MFI which will run until the end of February. The initiative comprises four TV executions, backed by national newspaper and magazine advertising.

Former Jaffe Keating chairman Wally Timlett, who left the agency at the end of December, has become chairman of new agency Harwood Lawrence Philippson.

bds beechwood has won a two-way pitch against McCann-Erickson’s youth arm, Magic Hat, to handle work for rucksack brand Eastpak. The account is worth 1m.

FCA! has created a new TV and print campaign for Action 2000 warning businesses to prepare for the Millennium Bug.

Barnett Williams Partnership has created a 3m TV advertising push for Thomson Local Directories and the Thom Website.

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