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Cabal Communications is branching out into public service publishing and launching a celebrity-focused health magazine for the Department of Health this week. Your Life! is being produced in conjunction with the healthcare information provider, Dr Foster. An initial print run in excess of 100,000 copies will be distributed in Merseyside and West Kent.

 

BJK&E's annual Daimler Chrysler Creative Media Award competition has announced its final shortlist for the launch of the Mercedes CLK Class Cabriolet. JC Decaux, The Spectator, The Daily Telegraph, Adshel, The Independent, Viacom and Wallpaper magazine will be invited to make their final presentations next week and the overall winner will be announced in early May.

 

MindShare has won the US media planning and buying brief for Burger King, worth $340m (£216m), from the four-year incumbent Carat, which handles the Burger King business in the UK.

 

Exchange & Mart has launched a celebrity cover, which will go out nationwide from April 24 to run alongside its sponsorship of The 2003 UK F1 Drivers' Challenge. The magazine will cover the event, the first time it has contained editorial content. Launched at the beginning of the year, the event attracted thousands of wannabe racing drivers hoping to win a contract with an F1 management team. It is due to appear on Five from April 21 in a six-part series Be a Grand Prix Driver.

 

The Financial Times has announced that its relaunched  package, including a new weekend magazine, will hit the streets on April 26. Edited by former New Statesman chief John Lloyd, the supplement, The Financial Times Magazine - Weekend, replaces The Business, which ceased production last July.

 

I Feel Good, the publisher of Jack and Viz, founded by Loaded creator James Brown, is understood to have received a bid for the company. Felix Dennis, owner of Dennis Publishing and already a small stakeholder in IFG, and Highbury House, the contract publishing company that bought Cabal in March and is on the acquisition trail, are tipped to be possible bidders for the group.

 

Solvite is recreating its 1978 "Man in Miami" commercial this Easter, using the original stunt man, now aged 63. The move is to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its "Man on Board" advertising campaign. The new advert consists of shots of Bill Weston against a modern Miami skyline intercut with footage from the 1978 advert. The commercial will be aired on national TV over a six-week period.

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