Getminted.com, a gaming and quiz website, is claiming an innovation in online payment technology. It is offering users the option of paying through their phone bill instead of with a credit card.


BAA, the airport operator, is to pool all its airport advertising media which are sold by sales partners on its behalf. The new operation, Media@BAA, will be run by BAA head of media Gavin Miller.


The Walt Disney Company has appointed Veronica Vitzthum as marketing director for Scandinavia.


MediaVest Europe former president Adrian Birchall is to stay on at the new division of the BCOM3 Group, in the role of chairman of MediaVest UK.

Ford splits commercial and passenger arms

Ford of Europe is to restructure, separating its commercial and passenger car divisions. Paul Morel, who was based at the car company’s US headquarters in Detroit where he was Ford Division brand strategy manager, has been drafted in to set up the new commercial vehicle division. Morel has worked in commercial vehicles for more than […]

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Lowe Lintas & Partners US chairman and chief creative officer Lee Garfinkel has been handed the additional role of chief executive.


Robson Brown, the Newcastle and Manchester-based agency, has been appointed to the £5m UK advertising and media buying account for national housebuilder Bellway.


Virgin Mobile has added electrical, domestic and kitchen appliances to the products offered at discounted prices through its Virgin Xtras service.

Putting Ogilvy record straight

Regarding the report (MW June 8) looking at the relative merits of specialised PR consultancies becoming part of larger global ones such as Ogilvy PR Worldwide, Angela Jacklin, an associate director with Sector PR and now an associate director with Ogilvy PR’s European Financial & Professional Services division, was quoted as being head of Sector […]

C&A launches final ad campaign to boost sales and attract buyers

C&A will launch a final ad campaign in a last ditch attempt to boost sales and attract buyers for its stores, while members of its 28-strong marketing department face redundancy. The above-the-line campaign is worth more than £1m. It will focus on press ads concentrating on merchandise rather than the C&A brand. It is thought […]


BTCellnet, Vodafone, Orange and One 2 One, the mobile phone operators, are joining together for the first time to launch an advertising campaign to promote text messaging through The Mobile Data Association.

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