Digests

Norwich Union Investment Funds is close to appointing an agency to a 2m account, which promotes its individual savings accounts (ISAs), unit trusts and open ended investment companies business.

Juice, an ad agency based in Knutsford, has closed. Its client Bravo, the cable channel, has moved its 2m account temporarily to Mother. A formal pitch will be held in the summer…

…Galaxy Radio, another former Juice client, is holding pitches for its 1.5m account this week, with a view to a full pitch in the autumn.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is about to name the agency which has won its 1m account.

The University of North London has shortlisted bds beechwood, Mustoe Merriman Herring Levy, Arc, and incumbent Griffin Bacal for its creative account, worth 500,000…

…Arc’s marketing director, Will Hamilton, has left the agency to join BH McCann, based in Windsor, as business develop-ment director.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has created a press campaign for Stork margarine (right), owned by Van den Burgh Foods, which will break in women’s and parenting magazines in mid-March.

BANC has won the Young’s Brewery 1m ad account, with new work due to break in mid-May.

Slice has been appointed to represent Levi’s for film and music sponsorship across Europe and the UK, including the tour sponsorship of Jamiroquai, Lauren Hill, Massive Attack and The Cardigans.

The Leith Agency has created a new TV commercial for Standard Life featuring the talking baby James. The execution is the fourth in the series.

J Walter Thompson in the US has won the $50m (30m) ad account for communications company Qwest.

Billington Cartmell has been appointed by Unilever brand Physio Sport to develop a below-the-line marketing programme.

Tricon Global Restaurants is to launch a promotion across its chains KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut linked to the film ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Episode 1’.

Levi-Strauss claims the company has stemmed the decline in its sales in the US market with the help of new ads through TBWA/Chiat Day.

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