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Unity, Naked, Manning Gottlieb OMD and PHD have all been shortlisted by the Central Office of Information for the strategic media planning campaign to support the London bid for the 2012 Olympics, launched by Ken Livingstone and Tessa Jowell.

Vizeum is strongly tipped to have won the media business for Five from incumbent Walker Media. The broadcaster called a review of its £5m business in August. The pitch process was overseen by marketing director David Pullan.

Rocket has been appointed to work with Capital Radio Group's alternative radio station Xfm in a planning role.

It takes on the business from Michaelides & Bednash.

Initiative Media has won the £1m UK account for Continental Tyres as part of a multimillion-pound European assignment. The win will see the agency represent the Continental, Uniroyal and Semperit brands in the UK market.

Woolworths, the sponsor of the UK's largest commercial radio chart show, Hit 40 UK, has called for a review of the production contract for national show, in a bid to receive ideas on how to take the show forward.

The pitch list for the contract includes incumbent UBC Media, along with USP and Somethin' Else. A decision is expected on October 29.

The Keep Britain Tidy campaign has targeted music publishers EMI, Sony, Warner, BMG, Independiente, Universal and the McKenzie Group for their alleged use of flyposting.

Protest letters were delivered to the companies offices this week as part of an initiative to name and shame those reported to be behind the ad campaigns' material.

ITV News has announced distance learning specialists Computeach will sponsor the channel's sports bulletins.

The Network Sports shows, Football Extra and half-hourly news bulletins during the night from 1.30am will feature in the deal, which will run until May 2004.

This year's Online Publishing Awards were announced on Tuesday (October 14), with Guardian Newspapers scooping the Online Sales Team of the Year prize. The Media Week-sponsored Service Provider to Supplier or Industry prize went to ABC Electronic.

The waiting will soon be over for the biggest event in the media calender. The Media Week Awards 2003 will take place at the Grosvenor House hotel next Wednesday (October 22), with the competition hotter than ever for prizes.

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