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Crispin Davis, chief executive of Aegis Group, sold share options of more than 2 million ordinary 5p shares at a price of 129p on Friday. They were granted to him by the company on October 26 1994 at a price of 25.5p. Colin Day, group finance director, sold options over 500,000 ordinary 5p shares in the company at a price of 130p last Thursday. They were granted to him on June 21 1995 at a price of 26.5p.

CIA Medianetwork International Asia has been appointed to co-ordinate strategic media activity for DHL across 17 countries in Asia and the Middle East.

IPC’s TV Weeklies Group has appointed Colin Tough as executive editor of business development. Tough was formerly with IPC’s new media department…

…IPC is to launch two one-off publications, Chat Fit & Fab and Woman’s Weekly Gardening Special, this week.

Schwan’s has launched a 1m TV campaign through BDH TBWA with media handled by BJK&E for its new Freschetta Bake and Rise pizza.

The Daily Telegraph’s children’s section Young Telegraph is to be relaunched as T2 on Saturday April 10. It is aimed at under-16 readers.

The National Magazine Company has appointed Martin Granby, director of circulation, to the board.

Condé Nast is to launch GQ in South Africa later this year…

…Vanity Fair is linking up with WH Smith later this month – recreating Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in stores to promote the April issue, featuring pictures of Hollywood stars.

Mills & Allen is launching a ‘three weeks for the price of two’ offer for July with special packages of posters offering 50 per cent cover of all adults.

The Independent on Sunday is to publish a 24-page supplement in association with Asahi beer on the subject of Sushi on Sunday March 14.

Talk Radio is to insert 7 million scratchcards in The Sun, The Mirror and The Daily Record in a promotion for its ‘Big Boys’ breakfast show, starring presenters Nick Banks and Nick Ferrari.

The Newspapers Publishers Association has appointed One World Research to carry out a qualitative pilot research into readership of newspaper sections.

Burger King is sponsoring children’s TV channel Nickelodeon’s UK Kids Choice Award, where children vote for their favourite celebrities.

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