6 September 2001

ASA investigates UK nappy giants

An activist group has lodged a complaint with the ASA against Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark. The group is angered by a leaflet that claims there is no environmental benefit in using washable instead of disposable nappies.


The Daily Telegraph is offering readers the chance to claim a limited edition free CD by the Charlatans with next Saturday’s edition… The newspaper is also sponsoring the Britannia National HomeBuilder Design Awards.


DaimlerChrysler and TDK Mediactive have signed a deal which will see a full range of Mercedes-Benz cars appear in interactive games for the first time.


Burton’s Foods is adding to its Lyons biscuits range with new varieties including Coconut Rings, Snap Jacks and Fig Rolls. They will arrive on supermarket shelves this month.

Workthing hires head of marketing from EMAP

Workthing.com, the Guardian Media Group online recruitment network, has appointed Catherine Edmondson as head of marketing, replacing Niall Murdoch, who left in July to join Channel 4. She will oversee all the marketing and advertising budgets for the company and will report to Workthing’s marketing and product development director, Claire Potter. Edmondson joins from EMAP […]

The Observer reviews £2m creative account

The Observer newspaper, which is experiencing a circulation resurgence, has called a review of its &£2m advertising account, currently with Ogilvy & Mather. Guardian Newspapers marketing director Marc Sands says he wants to “strengthen the newspaper’s creative work”. Ogilvy & Mather has held the &£2m account since July 1997, but has declined to re-pitch for […]


Experian and the Association of British Travel Agents are launching a Web-based service called ABTACHECK to stop credit card fraud.


Summerfield Wilmot Keene & Partners has purchased EPB Communications, the London agency of US based Panoramic Group.


Heinz is relaunching its baby-food range with new recipes, modern packaging and a new organic ‘homecooked’ range called Simply.

Ba-ba ba-ba bog off, Branson

Virgin mobile is trying to get people to congregate in Leicester Square today (Wednesday) at 1.15pm to break the world record for the largest number of mobile phones ringing in unison, the Diary hears. Once there, lucky participants will have the Pearl & Dean theme ringtone downloaded to their phones. Sir Richard Branson, also known […]

Granada picks Zenith’s Duff to head TV sales

Granada has recruited Zenith Media UK chief executive Graham Duff to run its ad sales operation in place of Mick Desmond, who has been promoted to head a Granada division. Duff succeeds Desmond as chief executive of Granada Enterprises. Zenith managing director Simon Marquis will replace Duff as chief executive at the agency. Desmond is […]

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