13 December 2001

Digest

HBOS has confirmed that Feather Brooksbank and BBJ will handle its £25m account, north and south of the Scottish border respectively.

Digest

Airport Express, the joint sales, marketing and distribution venture for the Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Express train services, is reviewing its advertising.

Walkers plans football snack to cash in on next year’s World Cup

Walkers is set to launch a football-themed snack to capitalise on next year’s FIFA World Cup. The product, which will be called Walkers Footballs, is a bacon-flavoured puff similar to Golden Wonder’s Wotsits. The launch will be backed by an ad spend of about £2m, including television advertising created by Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO. For every […]

ASIA: Unsteady start for Dentsu’s IPO

Dentsu investors face a tough first year – not only does the company forecast financial haemorrhaging for its new HQ, it’s also likely to suffer from the weak domestic economy, says David Kilburn

Leagas in £12m Nationwide win

Nationwide Building Society has appointed Leagas Delaney to create its television advertising. The agency beat Banks Hoggins O’Shea/FCB, Leo Burnett, and freelance creative duo Tony Riggs and Nick Welsh, who currently do the work. The AAR handled the review. Leagas Delaney will work on a brand-building project for next spring. Nationwide has traditionally spent &£12m […]

NTL marketers face axe in further 2,000 jobs cull

NTL is understood to be planning to downsize the central marketing team of its consumer division and to give greater responsibility to its regional units. The decision is part of a restructure of the debt-laden cable company that will result in a further 2,000 job losses. NTL, which is &£12bn in debt, has already announced […]

Digest

BBC controller of arts commissioning and digital channels Roly Keating is to be the first controller of BBC4.

Sportsworld appoints FIFA brands chief

Sportsworld Media Group, the entertainment and sports marketing agency, has appointed Tony Simpson to the newly created position of head of brand marketing. Simpson – former deputy managing director and vice-chairman of sales promotion company Team LGM – will work with FIFA World Cup sponsors, which are as yet unknown. He says: “My job is […]

Digest

The Wall Street Journal is undergoing a redesign, including a colour front page, and adding a Personal Journal section in April.

Digest

BSkyB is to sell a 90-second ad break before each feature on Sky Box Office.

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