Digests

Mirror Group’s chief executive John Allwood is expected to announce that Sporting Life will not be relaunched as a daily sport newspaper at the group’s results tomorrow (Thursday).

Airport operator BAA is to centralise its 6m media buying account in a single agency. The company uses Booth Locket Makin, Golley Slater, and Rocket for its three businesses Heathrow Express, BAA McArthur Glen shopping malls and BAA Retail. Further details will be announced shortly through the Official Journal of the European Community.

MediaCom TMB has been reappointed to the 2m media planning and buying account for Avis in the UK.

E-volve, Marketing Week’s new magazine which offers practical advice to marketing executives on the commercial potential of electronic media, launches this week.

Nicholas Coleridge, managing director of Condé Nast, has been appointed as one of three international vice-presidents for Condé Nast International. Two other vice-presidents – Giampaolo Grandi and Bernd Runge – have also been named.

Channel 4 Racing will broadcast eight extra races from Cheltenham in mid-March on its new 4 Extra service – a free to air service to satellite, digital terrestrial and selected cable subscribers.

ITN will supply the new cable sports channel British Eurosport, which launched on cable and digital on March 1.

Katz Radio Sales, the largest independent sales house in the UK, has promoted Adam Findlay to head of sponsorship and promotions. He was previously a sales account manager. He replaces Jonathan Gemmel-Smith.

Beeb @ the BBC has chosen The Microsoft Network as the first portal Website to carry BBC-originated online content on a non-BBC site.

The Newspaper Society has written to the Department of Health asking for the implementation of the European Commission’s directive banning tobacco advertising to be delayed until the European Court of Justice hears legal challenges to the directive.

Portland Outdoor Advertising has won 2m of new business channelled through advertising agency SWK and Broadway Advertising & Marketing, which handles outdoor for Vauxhall dealerships.

Express Newspapers is offering free discount vouchers to readers of the first issue of Voila!, one of three test magazines being mailed to 150,000 UK homes by Jigsaw – the marketing alliance formed by Unilever, Kimberly-Clark and Cadbury Schweppes.

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