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Mirror, News International, Turner Classic Movies, IPC, BLM, Perpetual, Viacom Outdoor, Digital Media Sales, Channel U, Fizz, Zenith Optimeda, Group M, Spark, EnergyPix, The7Stars, Crown Golf, BBC Magazines, Lewis

Mirror ad chief defects to News International

Mirror Group Newspapers ad director Dominic Carter is leaving to join News International as trading director.

Turner Classic Movies expands with second channel

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is set to expand its channel offering with the introduction of a new channel, TCM2, in the third quarter of 2006. It will become the first spin-off for the brand outside the US.

Moore leaves publisher post at IPC

Toby Moore, publisher of IPC Media's Marie Claire, has left the company. New IPC Southbank managing director Jackie Newcombe said Moore had left for personal reasons and has temporarily appointed Joanne O'Hara, previously consultant ad director of The National Magazine Company's relaunched She magazine.

BLM wins £4m Invesco Perpetual account

BLM has won the £4m Invesco Perpetual media account after a competitive pitch against Total Media, Mediaedge:cia and specialist financial agency, Ptarmigan. The incumbent RCL was not shortlisted. Invesco Perpetual is a fund management group.

Viacom Outdoor brings mobile digital ads to buses

Viacom Outdoor has this week started its first ever mobile digital advertising campaign on the outside of 25 buses travelling around central London. Online travel and lifestyle brand lastminute.com is the first advertiser to use the buses as part of a 12-week campaign planned by Smarter Communications.

Digital Media Sales wins ad deal for Channel U and Fizz

Digital Media Sales has won the contract to handle advertising sales for music channel Channel U and its spin-off, Fizz. Parent company VITV plans to increase advertising revenue from the stations. Channel U features Roots Manuva, Blak Twang and Roll Deep. Pop channel Fizz also airs on the Sky Digital platform.

Smith switches from Zenith Optimedia to Group M

Adam Smith, Zenith Optimedia's head of knowledge management is moving to Group M to take on the role of futures director. He will be replaced by knowledge management manager, Jonathan Barnard, who steps into the role of head of publications.

Spark appointed to handle EnergyPix's £2m account

SPARK, Walker Media's communications planning unit, has been appointed to handle the £2m communications, planning and buying task for EnergyPix. Technology allows users to create their own unique wallpaper by merging a photo with a range of different templates that include celebrities, football heroes and pop stars.

The7Stars secures Crown Golf account win

The7Stars, the media planning and buying start-up founded by former Carat executives, has secured its first account win, golf club operator, Crown Golf. Media spend on the planning and buying brief is expected to exceed £1m in 2006 and includes regional newspapers and radio.

BBC Magazines appoints Lewis as food group publisher

BBC Magazines has appointed Alfie Lewis as its food group publisher, with responsibility for magazines Good Food, Olive and Easy Cook. Lewis was previously publisher of the magazine division's teen portfolio, and takes over from Nicki Hill, who left BBC Magazines last week to join Redwood Publishing as a board account director. Duncan Gray will replace Lewis, moving on from his role as creative solutions manager for Top Gear.

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