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
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
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
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
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.