23 October 1997

Briefs

Christine Walker, former chief executive of Zenith, is tipped to take a 60 per cent controlling stake in her new media operation, with M&C Saatchi expected to account for the remaining 40 per cent. The agency is likely to open by the end of the month. Frank, the women’s magazine launched by Wagadon in September, […]

Craik Jones wins direct marketing at Rover

Rover has appointed Craik Jones to handle the strategic direct marketing for all its brands on an international basis. The agency was awarded the multimillion pound work without a pitch, although the car manufacturer did talk to other direct marketing agencies. Craik Jones is already the lead agency on Land Rover below the line in […]

Calvin Klein slaps writ on Firetrap for ‘twat’ ad

Calvin Klein has issued a writ against clothing brand Firetrap over an ad which parodies the campaign for the designer’s fragrance, CK be. The ad appears in the current issue of Loaded and a number of other monthly titles. It was created by Bean Andrews Norways Cramphorn (BANC) and features black-and-white images of young people. […]

Pubs give Nomura a thirst for retailing

Nomura’s new position as the UK’s largest pub owner could hit Scottish & Newcastle’s profits, but this is just the beginning for a Japanese bank seeking exotic solutions to problems back home.

BG starts doorstep selling…

British Gas Trading is setting up its own doorstep selling operation in an attempt to stem the tide of customers switching to cheaper independent gas suppliers. It will run a test in southern England aimed at signing up customers to its ValuePlus scheme, which offers discounts of up to 12 per cent to customers who […]

Odeon appoints marketing director

Odeon Cinema has appointed Ross James as its new marketing director. – James is serving out his notice at Littlewoods, where he is Littlewoods Lotteries’ marketing manager.

Condomania hits retailers with Net offer

Condomania, one of Britain’s leading condom wholesalers and mail order retailers, has launched a Web-based condom supermarket, offering a 25 per cent discount on high street prices. The site (www.condoms4u.com) allows customers to order from a range of 1,500 product lines, including all well-known UK condom brands, alongside a range of other European and US […]

‘Personality’ panel to steer The Express

The Express is talking to senior figures from politics, industry and journalism in an effort to form an editorial advisory panel. Those approached so far are understood to include personalities spanning a range of political views, to develop the newspaper’s new-found apolitical stance. It is understood the panel would meet quarterly and advise The Express […]

Calvin Klein slaps writ on Firetrap for ‘twat’ ad

Calvin Klein has issued a writ against clothing brand Firetrap over an ad which parodies the campaign for the designer’s fragrance, CK be. The ad appears in the current issue of Loaded and a number of other monthly titles. It was created by Bean Andrews Norways Cramphorn (BANC) and features black-and-white images of young people. […]

New Premier Beverages chief quits

Gabi Baron, Premier Beverages’ newly appointed marketing chief, has left the company just three months after joining. It is not known what her new role will be. Neil Gillis, the commercial director of Premier Beverages to whom Baron reported, says that her departure was “by mutual agreement”. Baron’s role was created to spearhead the growth […]

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