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IPA elects new members - 11th March 2003

Eleven new agencies elected at the IPA Council on 11th March 2003: Azure Media Ltd, Big Picture Interactive, Bite, Clilverd Booth Lockett Makin Ltd, Comma (Creators of multi-media art ltd), Family Advertising Ltd, Flint Creative Solutions, Severn Advertising, Solus Strategic, Vallance Carruthers Coleman Priest (VCCP), Quantum New Media


At its council meeting, (Tuesday 11th March 2003), the IPA elected the following eleven companies into membership:

Azure Media Ltd is a London based media buying agency, established in 1999.  Clients include: Character Options, MV Sports, Mega Blocks, Bank of Ireland, Institute of Directors and Property Spy.

Big Picture Interactive is an online communications agency based in Warwickshire and established in 1995. Their clients include: Bourne Leisure British Bakeries, Guinness, National Football Museum, Cadbury Trebor Bassett, Unilever, Signet Group and Victoria and Albert Museum.

Bite is a full service agency based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. They have nine staff and were established in 1998. They have a mixture of consumer and b2b accounts including: Alaska Food Diagnostics, AON Insurance, Pearl Motor Yachts, Slimming World, H6, EG Consulting and Heritage Group.

Clilverd Booth Lockett Makin Ltd is a Bristol based media buying agency, established in 1994.  Clients include: BBC Worldwide, Brittany Ferries, Thomas Cook, Bryant Homes, Hobby Craft, Hill House Hammond, The Principality Building Society and Condor Ferries.

Comma (Creators of multi-media art ltd) is a London based marketing communications and production agency, established in 1994. Clients include: BT, Group, Elan, Heinz and Hewlett Packard.

Family Advertising Ltd is an Edinburgh based advertising and communications agency established in 2002. Clients include: Biggart Baillie Solicitors, Burn Stewart Distillers, Hothouse Publicity, ID Recruitment, Indigo Vision and The Law Society.

Flint Creative Solutions is a London based creative agency, established in 2000. Clients include: BBC Worldwide, Crystal Clear Mortgages, travelex and Nfer Nelson.

Severn Advertising is an advertising and marketing services agency based in Worcester. They have 12 staff and were established in 1986. Their clients include: Scottish & Newcastle Retail, George Wimpey North Midlands, Footman James, Learning & Skills Council, Unique Pub Company, City of Worcester, Severn Valley Railway, Royal Worcester Porcelain.

Solus Strategic is a fully independent creative advertising consultancy based on the Isle of Man and established in 1999. They also have offices in Singapore. Solus is Latin for ‘stand alone’. Their clients include:  Close Private Bank, Isle of Man Creameries, Manx Telecom, Isle of Man Post, Mossack Fonseca, Athenaeum, Flintstone Technologies and Fox Business Enterprises, Isle of Man Government.

Vallance Carruthers Coleman Priest (VCCP) is a creative and strategic agency established in 2002.  VCCP also have a direct marketing arm called VCCP Plus and a new digital component headed by Steve Vranakis (previously of FCB San Francisco) called VCCP Online. Clients include O2, TSamsung and MGM Mirage Online.

Quantum New Media is an internet media buying agency launched in 1998. Clients include Domino’s Pizza, Freeserve, Intelligent Finance, Reebok UK and Thomas Cook.

Total IPA membership is now 228


Note to editors:

The IPA is the industry body and professional institute for UK advertising, media and marketing communications agencies and was established in 1917 as a servicing body and to negotiate on behalf of its members with media bodies, government departments and unions. The IPA’s 228 corporate members represent the major part of the advertising agency business, handling advertising with an estimated value of some £7,000 million per year (over 80 per cent of advertising placed by agencies) on behalf of many tens of thousands of their client companies and organisations nationwide.

For further information:
John Oldfield, IPA Membership Director tel: 020 7201 8238
Issued by:   
Justin Van-de-Velde, Public Relations Executive tel: 020 7201 8240

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