November 4, 1999 |
The World Health Organization today is launching a low-budget anti-smoking campaign in 20 countries that uses ads developed for the California Department of Health Services. WHO, an agency of the United Nations, has allocated $1.6 million to the effort and is counting on governments in other countries to pony up additional funds for anti-smoking ads. Among the countries that have agreed to join the campaign are Poland, Ukraine, Thailand, South Africa and India, said WHO.
January 8, 1998 |
W.B. Doner & Co. said Tim Blett has been appointed to head a new unit called Doner Automotive, overseeing the agency's Mazda account. Doner Automotive will be based in Southern California. Doner last year won the $250-million account, which had long been handled by Foote, Cone & Belding. Blett previously worked on Ford dealer association accounts handled by Doner's Detroit office. . . . Asher Gould Advertising of Los Angeles said it has changed its name to Asher & Partners.
August 6, 1998 |
Advertiser: California Department of Health Services Agency: Asher & Partners, Los Angeles Challenge: Give smokers a good reason to quit. The Ads: This spot in the state's long-running anti-smoking campaign warns that impotence could be a side effect of cigarette smoking. A glamorous woman attending a formal affair exchanges suggestive glances with a debonair man puffing away on a cigarette. Suddenly, the man's cigarette goes limp and the woman loses interest.
October 26, 1999 |
American Suzuki Motor Corp. hasn't sold a Samurai in the U.S. in almost four years, but the ghost of the beleaguered sport-utility vehicle still haunts the Brea-based importer. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago, the American Medical Assn. links Suzuki's well-received Grand Vitara SUV to the Samurai, which has been the focus of numerous product-liability suits since Consumer Reports' 1988 review called it a dangerous vehicle with a propensity to roll over.
September 6, 2000
* Los Angeles-based advertising firm Davidandgoliath has named Michael J. Dillon account director in charge of developing and implementing new marketing campaigns. He formerly was a partner at Asher & Partners. The firm also has named entertainment industry publicist Kim Walters its new business coordinator. * Boeing Co. has promoted Thad Sandford to vice president, engineering, at its Space & Communications Group in Seal Beach.
April 8, 1999 |
Philip Morris Cos. should dump its anti-smoking commercials and give the money instead to an independent group to run harder-edged ads aimed at youngsters, critics say. But Philip Morris, the world's biggest tobacco company, said it will continue making its own ads. The critics, representing public health officials from 17 states and the American Cancer Society, said Wednesday that the "Think.