The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham is seeking a marketing and development director. The role involves responsibility for setting strategy and developing the identity of the venue.
Egmont Magazines is to launch The Incredibles Magazine as a brand extension of the Disney/ Pixar blockbuster animated film The Incredibles. The monthly 32-page magazine will appear on January 12 and is aimed at six- to 10-year-old boys.
Mortimer Whittaker O’Sullivan has created a New Year women’s press advertising campaign for crispbread brand Ryvita. It will have the strapline ‘Get healthier with five minutes of crunches everyday’ and aims to encourage consumers choose it as a healthy option.
Capital Radio network sales manager Marc Beeney is to join IPC tx, the television listings division of IPC including TV Times and What’s On TV, as advertising director.
Pravda, the Manchester-based agency, has won the £1.2m account for Express Shopping Channel. The channel is a joint venture between Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell company and home-shopping giant N Brown.
Mobile phone company O2 is to invest more than Â£20m in creating its own “spontaneous” music events and music sponsorships next year.
Jaguar has appointed Agency Assessments to handle the global review of its advertising. The account is held by Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R.
Unilever’s Sure for Men deodorant brand is to sponsor the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand next year.
BT Group has appointed finance director Ian Livingston chief executive of its retail division. Livingston replaces Pierre Danon, who is leaving BT early next year to join IT services group Cap Gemini.
CVC Capital Partners has denied it is readying a bid for Trinity Mirror, the newspaper group headed by chief executive Sly Bailey…
The Union has been appointed to handle the launch of Project Scotland, a joint venture developed by the Scottish Executive and private and voluntary sectors to get young people involved in the community.
Underwired, the full-service digital agency, is to redesign the Virgin Holidays website. Virgin wants to improve the promotion of its Megadeals discounted holiday service.