Digest

Zenith Media has been appointed to the £25m global media business for IN2Film – the magazine-style souvenir programme for cinema goers.

Flood control

Broadcasters and newspaper owners will learn in the autumn whether the Government plans to relax rules on cross-media ownership. A surge of consolidation would follow such a move, sparking fears of rising ad prices and falling media content st

Digest

Kraft Jacobs Suchard is to sell its Hollywood chewing gum and Kréma sweets brands to Cadbury Schweppes to concentrate on its core chocolate and coffee operations.

Digest

Flextech former vice-president David Brennan is to set up a media consultancy.

Mothercare chief axed in Storehouse restructure

Mothercare UK marketing director Steve Foulser has been squeezed out of the Storehouse-owned group, following a strategic review led by its new chief executive Chris Martin. A spokeswoman for Storehouse, to be renamed Mothercare plc, says the review aims to integrate Mothercare’s three separate divisions – Mothercare UK, Mothercare International and Mothercare Direct, its Internet […]

Doner wins £4m Saga Holidays

Saga Holidays has appointed Doner Cardwell Hawkins for a £4.4m brand-building campaign. Doner pitched against Bates UK. Incumbent Ogilvy & Mather, which has held the business since 1998, did not repitch. A test campaign by O&M designed to reverse the brand’s negative image ran in two TV regions last autumn, but a planned national roll-out […]

Digest

Magic Hat, McCann-Erickson’s youth arm, is believed to have won the £5m global Caterpillar clothing and footwear campaign.

Digest

Coral Group’s online division Eurobet has launched a WAP-based betting service.

DoH holds £1m mental health pitch

The Department of Health (DoH) is seeking an agency for a groundbreaking campaign to challenge the stigma attached to mental health problems. The DoH is looking to draw up a shortlist in the next week and expects to hold pitches towards the end of June. The £1m campaign will tie-in with World Mental Health Day […]

Brita Filters moots £5m ad review

Brita Water Filter Systems is understood to be seeking an agency to handle its £3.7m advertising business. The company currently uses Da Costa & Co, but is searching for a “new look” for its campaigns, and is believed to be increasing its total advertising spend to £5m. Several agencies say they have been approached in […]

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