12 October 1995

Post Office Counters starts 4m account review at GGT

Post Office Counters is reviewing its 3.7m account, held by GGT for the past five years. Head of communications strategy Phillipa Dennell confirms that the Post Office is shortlisting four agencies, including GGT, and expects to appoint one of them by the end of the year. Dennell says the reason for the review “is not […]

IBM consumer sales chief quits

IBM’s head of consumer business has left the company, two months after it set up the new consumer division. IBM consumer business manager Graham MacPhee says in a statement that he has “decided to pursue a career outside IBM”. He adds that his reason for leaving is “personal”. It is not known if MacPhee has […]

Rebels delay 8m Scholl relaunch

The battle between Scholl Consumer Products and rebel shareholders is delaying the company’s planned 8m worldwide relaunch of its products . Scholl is embroiled in a dispute with shareholders, who are demanding the replacement of non-executive directors and a break-up of the company. Its management wants a complete overhaul of the design, logo and packaging […]

Superdrug starts own scratchcard

Superdrug is launching its own scratchcard game, following the 800-strong chain’s decision to pull out of trials for the National Lottery earlier this year. The chain switched off Camelot lottery machines after it found that queues for tickets were clogging up stores, making shopping difficult for other customers (MW June 2). Superdrug claims to be […]

Bypassing the first car insurer

I was interested to read your car article “Fighting for cover” (MW September 29). However, as the first car insurance operator to advertise on TV in the Sixties, with the highest share of voice in the market in May this year and a market share of six per cent, I was concerned to see that […]

DIGESTS

Interflora is understood to be talking to agencies about its account, held by D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles. The Department of Transport and the Central Office of Information are talking to Abbott Mead Vickers. BBDO, Delaney Fletcher Bozell, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Grey and Leagas Shafron Davis about a road safety campaign. Pitches will […]

SATELLITE WATCH

A close examination of the European satellite TV market shows that quality programming really does pay

DIGESTS

Sega has knocked $100 (63) off the $399 (250) price of its Saturn games machine in the US. The company is considering a similar price cut in the UK. Mattel, the toy man-ufacturer, has made group marketing manager Sandra King redundant in the wake of a departmental restructure. She left the company this month following […]

Britvic raises Internet stakes with Tango site

From next week, Internet surfers will be able to access an “anarchic” Tango site containing spoof details of salaries at parent company Britvic, a page dedicated to the pleasures of ferrets and an Apple Tango dating service. Britvic is putting 250,000 into developing the site, which it claims is the biggest investment to be put […]

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