29 March 2001

Tempus scoops Vodafone media

Vodafone Group has appointed Tempus Group to co-ordinate and manage its multi-million pound global communications. Vodafone has also reportedly appointed Wieden & Kennedy as its global creative agency, after also shortlisting WCRS and McCann-Erickson. It appointed WCRS as its UK agency, replacing BMP DDB, as incumbent on the £47m account (MW February 1). Tempus claims […]

Digest

Auto Trader, publisher of classified car ads, has teamed up with Microsoft’s car-buying and ownership site, MSN Carview, which launches in April.

Digest

Consignia, the newly named Post Office, has appointed Ogilvy Interactive (OI) as its lead strategic agency for developing interactive services. OI, a division of Ogilvy One, is understood to have won the account following a pitch involving more than 30 agencies. Consignia and OI have signed a two-year contract with an option to extend this […]

Digest

Telegraph.co.uk has appointed Suzy Franks as manager of its new shopping channel, which launches in May.

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Carlton Digital Sales has announced a deal with olive oil brand Fillipo Berio for Taste/CFN, the TV and Internet food channel.

Digest

Hertz Europe has promoted e-distributions director John Wills to marketing director, responsible for marketing services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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MindShare has asked us to point out that it has not handled any business for Glaxo brands, contrary to our report last week.

Maiden claims bookings ‘up 22 per cent’

Outdoor company Maiden has made a strong start to the year with claimed bookings for the first quarter up by 22 per cent on the same period last year. The upbeat results emerged against a background of slowing economic growth and the rapid loss of dot-com clients. Maiden claims that bookings for the first half […]

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Sainsbury’s, Debenhams and Blockbuster have joined MyPoints, the online marketing and rewards programme. Members earn points for reading e-mails or visiting partner websites. They can be exchanged for gift vouchers.

LG Electronics appoints marketing director

LG Electronics has promoted sales director John Lougher to sales and marketing director as part of a major overhaul of the brand in the UK. Lougher joined the company last year as sales director, after 12 years with GDA Applied Energy, where he was commercial director. LG Electronics is reviewing its £7m creative account for […]

ASA upholds complaints against retailers’ computer claims

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is urging the computer industry to stop exaggerating the screen sizes of personal computers in their advertising. The advertising industry watchdog has upheld complaints this week against three prominent computer retailers – Evesham Micros, Time Computers and Tiny Computers – whose ads had all quoted screen sizes which were based […]

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