Digests

Saatchi & Saatchi is considering legal action against the New Zealand Tourism Board, after parting company with the client and its NZ$16.5m (6m) account…

Saatchi won 284m net new billings in 1998, leading to a 30.6 per cent increase in pre-tax profits to 30.7m, according to the agency’s year end results released last week.

The Government has invited pitches for work on a road safety promotion campaign in Northern Ireland.

Books etc, the book retailer owned by US chain Borders, has invited two unnamed agencies to pitch for a new London Underground poster campaign to break in the summer.

Osprey has been appointed by Seiko UK to handle the 500,000 UK launch of the new Pulsar Kinetic range.

Mother has created a new TV ad for Coca-Cola’s Lilt soft drink, featuring Lilt Ladies Blanche Williams and Hazel Palmer.

D&AD is to open the first gallery of British advertising at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford in late April.

IMP, the direct marketing consultancy, has promoted creative director David Harris to the position of executive creative director as part of a management restructure.

DLC, part of the Cogent Group, has been appointed by menswear retailer High & Mighty to produce its new spring/summer brochures.

Wolff Olins, the brand consultancy, has created a new identity for domestic appliance manufacturer Indesit.

1576 has created a TV ad for the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service to run with an episode of ER on March 24, which has a storyline based on the search for a blood donor.

Radioville has created a 500,000 radio branding campaign for Carphone Warehouse to tie in with the company’s new store at Bluewater shopping centre.

The Sales Promotion Consultants Association is introducing special ‘Millennium’ categories into its Best Awards in 2000. Four separate awards will be voted on in a readers’ poll to be conducted through Marketing Week.

BH McCann has created Vauxhall Tigra’s sponsorship of the Cosmopolitan Show.

Black Pencil in Frankfurt, Germany has been given the European lead agency role for Pillsbury GmbH in Hamburg. Local tasks for Pillsbury’s subsidiaries in France, the UK and Spain will be taken on by local Black Pencil agencies.

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