THIS WEEK: STOP PRESS

Cable & Wireless chairman Lord Young and chief executive James Ross have both left the company following boardroom disagreements over the firm’s loss of direction. BAA chairman Dr Brian Smith has been appointed non- executive chairman and will head a committee charged with appointing replacements.

Cable & Wireless chairman Lord Young and chief executive James Ross have

both left the company following boardroom disagreements over the firm’s

loss of direction. BAA chairman Dr Brian Smith has been appointed non-

executive chairman and will head a committee charged with appointing

replacements.



Fears are growing that the European launch of the Nintendo Ultra 64

games machine will be delayed until 1997, following a series of reports

in the Japanese press. An announcement is expected on Friday. In the UK,

the firm says it is still on course for an early 1996 launch.



Lex Automotive Services has appointed Yvonne Mavin, former head of

marketing at bathroom supplier Ideal Standard, to the newly created

position of marketing director.



Prudential’s head of channel marketing, Chip Skagerlind has been

promoted to regional director for the West. His replacement is Ross

Kent, who joined from Prudential Australia two years ago.



Reed Travel Group has asked four agencies to pitch for its first global

branding campaign. The account is thought to be worth pounds 6.5m.



Amstrad will announce on Thursday that it is launching a new combined PC

and TV.



Leagas Shafron Davies has picked up the advertising business for the

launch of two new NEC portable telephones.



Procter & Gamble launches a new six-week Christmas campaign for its

Pantene Pro-V haircare brand through Grey Advertising this weekend.



Delaney Fletcher Bozell has picked up the pounds 4m UK account for SeaFrance, the Dover-Calais ferry service which is due to launch next

year. Media goes to CIA Medianetwork.



Sony Corporation has announced that it is to start selling desktop and

lap-top personal computers from next autumn.



The ITC has promoted Peter Rogers from deputy to full chief executive.

He takes over next March when David Glencross retires.



Lyons Brown III, vice-president marketing director, Europe, of Brown

Forman - makers of Southern Comfort and Jack Daniels - is returning to

the US.



Ogilvy & Mather is to keep the Guinness Draught Bitter advertising

account after a pitch against Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper.



Charles Dunstone, managing director of the Carphone Warehouse, has

agreed to speak about growing people businesses at the ‘Blood and Money’

conference on Monday December 4. For bookings call Gillian Tyler on 0171

413-4116.



A report in last week’s Marketing wrongly stated that NOP Research had

found that one in four loyalty card holders would switch supermarkets

for a better card. The figure actually referred to shoppers at stores

which did not offer a card, who said they would switch to another local

supermarket if it introduced one. NOP’s findings were that loyalty cards

were popular with shoppers, and 70% of customers took them up in stores

where they have been introduced.



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