ASH doubts observation of tobacco ad rules

Marketing Week

ASH, the anti-smoking group, is concerned that new point-of-purchase tobacco ad guidelines are not being observed after a breach was spotted at a WH Smith store. Only one A5 tobacco ad is now allowed at point of purchase, but retailers and cigarette companies say they are abiding by the rules.

Aegis appoints new chief exec

Marketing Week

Aegis has appointed Robert Lerwill as chief executive to replace Doug Flynn, who has joined Rentokil Initial as chief executive after turning down a similar position at Fairfax. Aegis board member Lerwill is a former group finance director for WPP Group and former deputy chief executive of Cable & Wireless.


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