MediaCom North has been retained to buy and plan media for United Utilities, the gas and electricity generator, following a competitive pitch.
Interfocus chairman and MCCA president Matthew Hooper has been appointed as the first president of the new Communications Agencies Federation. IPA director-general Hamish Prongle will be secretary.
Motorola has extended its sponsorship of movies on ITV1 until the autumn to launch the t7201 photophone. It is also sponsoring Saturday night movie premieres on Sky Premier in March and April.
Patricia Hewitt, the trade and industry secretary, has referred the merger of Carlton Communications and Granada to the Competition Commission.
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Mitchells & Butlers has just refreshed three of its core brands – O’Neill’s, Ember Inns and Sizzling Pubs – to help retain the younger consumers it attracted during the pandemic.
The “quintessentially British” partnership has come to an end after 86 years, with Robinsons saying it is now focusing on “broadening its summertime reach”.
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