12 August 1999

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J Walter Thompson’s first work for Andrex toilet paper since winning the business back from FCB breaks this week. The ads highlight a summer promotion in which consumers can buy a bean toy puppy for £2.02 with special packs of Andrex.

£182m Morlands deal fuels Greene King marketing rejig

Regional brewing and pub group Greene King is to review its marketing strategy following its £182m takeover of Thames Valley brewer Morlands. The Morlands deal adds 400 pubs to Greene King’s expanding estate in the South of England, bringing its total number of pubs to 1,600. The takeover also brings Morlands’ highly-regarded Old Speckled Hen […]

Mediacom £60m VW win puts BBJ future in doubt

The Volkswagen Group (VW) has moved its £60m UK media buying and planning account out of BBJ Media Services and into Mediacom TMB, wiping out nearly a third of BBJ’s billings. Mediacom’s victory, predicted in Marketing Week (MW June 3), puts into doubt the future of BBJ’s TV buying operation, which some observers believe may […]

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Virtual Marketing Agency, a marketing consultancy, has been launched by former P&G executive Glyn Harper.

FSA to look at Muslim banks

Up to 1 million Muslims in the UK could open bank accounts for the first time if the Financial Services Authority agrees to lift restrictions on Islamic banks in this country. They are keen to open UK branches but are prevented from doing so by legislation which requires operating practices against their religion – specifically, […]

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E-Marketing, the new media agency, has appointed Sean McDonnell and Craig Myles as project managers. McDonnell joins from Point Digital in Kingston, while Craig Myles was previously a business consultant in Web technology for Surrey County Council.

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Time magazine marketing manager Gill Allen has been promoted to associate marketing director, responsible for marketing Time across Europe.

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MCCS has been appointed to handle launch advertising in Germany for Gancia, Italy’s leading brand of sparkling wines. The Hamburg agency beat competition from Böning & Haube and Westag and will now develop TV ads for Gancia brands, which include Alberto, Amalia and Asti.

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The Blueberry Group, a new media agency, has won a pitch to design an e-commerce site for Computer Exchange (CeX). The site will offer visitors the chance to buy, sell and exchange computer equipment and video games online.

Kingfisher hit as marketer leaves Big W

Kingfisher has lost another member of its Big W hypermarket chain management team following the departure of trading director Geoff Brady for Allied Carpets in June. Marketing manager Katie Spriggs, who reported directly to Brady at Kingfisher, has followed her former boss to Allied, where she will become marketing director. Kingfisher has appointed Andrew Hickling […]

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News International is to launch FootballFC.com, an online soccer Website with more than 1,200 pages of content.

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