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ZenithOptimedia has promoted Sébastien Danet, the president of ZenithOptimedia France and chairman of VivaKi France, to the additional role of chairman of the new sub-network containing Walker Media.
Andrew McGuinness, one of the founders of Beattie McGuinness Bungay, is leaving the agency after eight years as the other founders step back from day-to-day operations.
Havas Worldwide London has hired Leo Burnett's head of account management, Emily Somers, as its first managing director.
London & Partners, the capital's promotional body, is looking for an agency to create a campaign promoting .london as a domain name.
Pizza Express, the restaurant chain, has called a digital marketing review.
DLKW Lowe has launched a digital offering called Lowe Epic, with Burger King as its first client.
Iris Worldwide has poached Tribal DDB London's executive creative director, Chris Baylis.
Virgin Trains has chosen Krow to handle the brand's advertising business and TMW to work on its digital and CRM accounts.
Flybe, the budget airline, has called a review of its estimated £7 million ad account.
Aegis Media's Vizeum has won the £10 million media planning and buying business for RSA's insurance brand MoreThan, previously held by Starcom MediaVest Group.
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The Marketing Agencies Association, whose members include Iris and The Marketing Store, has called for a "crisis summit" to discuss "counterproductive demands" by advertisers.
Activision Blizzard, the computer games company that publishes 'Call of Duty', is looking to appoint its first social media agency across Europe.
Maxus has launched Maxus Partnerships, a content and sponsorships division, and hired Laura Wade, the head of digital at UTV's TalkSport and Sport magazine, to run it.
Mr President has hired Thea Hamrén, an associate creative director at DigitasLBi, as a creative.
Volvo Car Group has hired Grey London as its new global creative agency, following a competitive pitch.
Nexus/H, the full-service agency, has been awarded the global digital account for Miller Genuine Draft, the lager brand distributed by SABMiller.
Ascot, the horse racing course, has appointed Antidote as its creative agency after competitive pitch.
Advertising industry trade bodies have condemned a bid by the pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline to get its agencies to make "bonus" payments to remain on its roster.
Media agencies were born not too long ago from a breakdown in communication, today's agencies are warned not to make the same mistake with clients by industry stalwart, Brian Jacobs.
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