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English Heritage is understood to have shortlisted Leagas Delaney, J Walter Thompson, Saatchi & Saatchi and GGT for its account.

Ronseal is believed to be talking to agencies about its 2m account at HHCL & Partners. No one at the company was available for comment.

Oddbins, the off licence chain, is understood to be seeking an agency.

Iomega, the US computer firm, is believed to be seeking an agency to run a UK campaign.

J Walter Thompson Manchester has won the 1m Virgin Holidays Manchester to Orlando business in a three-way pitch against McCann-Erickson Manchester and BDH.

Northwest Airlines has set a September date for a final pitch between shortlisted agencies Butler Lutos Sutton Wilkinson and TBWA.

Bell Cablemedia has launched its first work since changing its name from Encom. It is using agency Davies Little Cowley for the 400,000 campaign.

Elonex’s 3m account, which has been up for review since December (MW December 9), is down to a shortlist of two. The shortlist does not include incumbent Peers Carter.

Reckitt & Colman is testing a direct marketing campaign for five of its household cleaning products. Agency Interfocus will monitor the national test and compare cost-effectiveness with other non-advertising media.

Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO will run a TV campaign for BT’s Call Minder service later in the year. The service allows callers to have messages recorded even while they are using the phone.

Quentin Tarantino, the Oscar-winning director, is to expand his production company A Band Apart to include a commercial production house. UK commercials director Tony Kaye is also considering an offer from Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks.

Sainsbury’s has reportedly dropped goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar from its TV ad through Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO after the footballer was charged in connection with match-fixing allegations.

Best magazine has held talks with a handful of agencies and is said to be discussing a TV ad campaign, although plans have not been confirmed.


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