Woolworths, the UK’s biggest music retailer, has strengthened the
management of its entertainment division with the appointment of former
THE marketing director Tim Coles. He becomes trading controller for
Woolworths’ entertainment trading unit.
More Group has acquired the leading Scandinavian outdoor ad group
Wennergren-Williams (WW) for pounds 78.1m. WW operates billboards,
street furniture and bus and train panels in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Sky courts NBA
The North American National Basketball Association has struck a new one-
year TV partnership with Sky to broadcast NBA games during the 1996-1997
season following a one-year break.
Benckiser is to drop samples of its new Vanish Carpet wipes into seven
million households next year. The door drop will follow a pounds 1.5m TV
The Royal Mail is targeting small and medium businesses with a national
radio and press campaign encouraging them to send Christmas cards to
Oftel is investigating a complaint that BT is giving out misleading
information about one of its competitors, despite Oftel issuing an order
for BT to tighten controls over how its staff talk to customers about
its rivals in September.
Jonathan Bullock, formerly head of external affairs and public relations
at the Advertising Association, has been promoted to head of public
affairs to cover political issues, publications and the food advertising
Clearly Canadian would like to reassure suppliers that it will be
continuing its marketing partnership with the Hero Drinks Group in the
UK and is not dropping its brands in favour of own-label production as
reported in last week’s Marketing.
Fangs a lot
Brookerpaks, the packaged garlic company, is to sponsor the Northern
Ballet Theatre’s production of Dracula.
One 2 free
John McCarthy has given his pounds 100,000 fee for appearing in One-2-
One’s latest ad campaign to the charity Medical Foundation Care of
Victims of Torture.