11 November 1999


Zalpha, the WWAV Rapp Collins Group’s consultancy, has appointed Philip Harrison, former marketing director of Allied Carpets, as managing director.

C4 unveils programmes for 2000

Channel 4 has unveiled its first programme line-up of the twenty-first century, which includes three new comedy series, a Sunday edition of Channel 4 News and a new series of controversial drama Queer as Folk. The channel claims to showcase the “next generation of outstanding British comic talent” with comedian Ali G from the Eleven […]


Microsoft is to offer its Office 2000 software over the Internet.

Hot site tickles taste buds, but not the bowels

At last, the moment cyber-geeks and curry lovers have been waiting for: the launch of the UK’s first online curry magazine. The Website, www.tandoorimagazine.com, claims to be the first devoted to all things spicy and invariably bought as rowdiness descends into collapse on a Saturday night. Launched on November 8, the Website offers news, features […]

Yahoo! to hire marketing chief

US Internet giant Yahoo! is hunting for its first UK marketing director following the appointment of Martina King as UK and Ireland managing director this autumn. King, who joined from media sales house TSMS in a surprise move this September (MW September 16), is to double the marketing team to help expand the Net service […]

Undertaking Ulster

The governmental £6m Northern Ireland advertising roster is open to tender. Unlike other government campaigns, those in the province centre around the political domain, and many agencies may baulk at the prospect of targeting a nation at once divided yet united by a strong culture. Advertising has always played a crucial role in the battle […]

IPC Electric appoints operations director

IPC Electric, IPC Magazine’s newly-created Internet and e-commerce business backed by a £26m investment from the City, has appointed Kevin Kerrigan as operations director. Kerrigan returns to IPC after two years working for the Pan European Publishing Company – part of Reed Elsevier Business Information in Belgium. After joining PEPC as new media director responsible […]

SPCA shortlist

Marketing Week readers have nominated the shortlist for the SPCA Best Awards 2000. This year it features eight new categories to reflect individual and company contributions to sales promotion.

British Heart Foundation marketing chief goes to Eli Lilly

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is searching for a new head of marketing as it prepares to launch its first branding campaign. BHF director of communications Maxine Smith is leaving the position she has held for four and a half years to join pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly at the end of the year. Smith has […]

Courts names UK marketing boss

Furniture retailer Courts has appointed Richard Coe, managing director of its Jamaican division, as UK marketing director. London advertising agency sources expect Coe’s appointment to signal a review of the retailer’s £13m ad account handled by RPM3, which was given the business in May after Lowe Howard-Spink resigned. But Courts ad director Ian Bloom says: […]


Timms Creative Communications has been hired by the new commercial radio station 107.9 Bath FM, which is due for launch on November 15.

Millennium Dome hands out free tickets to backers’ staff

Sponsors of the Millennium Dome are giving away thousands of free and discounted tickets to staff. BT, which spent £12m on the Dome’s Talk Zone, will offer all of its 124,000 employees a free admission ticket, worth £20, or a £20 discount on the family ticket, which admits two adults and three children for £57. […]

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