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DLKW Lowe is looking to build its OPEN shopper marketing business in the UK with the appointment of the Saatchi & Saatchi X managing director, Anthony Hopper, and strategy director, Simon Goodall.
Ogilvy & Mather has appointed Brian McCarter as its global brand management head of planning for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Ideal Standard International, the bathroom specialist, has hired Euro RSCG London to handle its pan-European advertising account.
Confused.com has appointed Publicis London to handle its £50 million ad account.
Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R has promoted Alice Huntley to the role of chief strategy officer and hired David Murray as a joint head of planning.
B&Q has added Green Cave People, the start-up launched by Malcolm Green and Marc Cave last September, to its advertising roster.
The allure of launching a start-up on their own terms without network constraints proved too tempting.
DLKW Lowe has poached Dye Holloway Murray's Frances Leach and Chris Bowsher to further boost its creative department.
A consortium of the nation's largest brewers is looking for an advertising agency to help improve the image of beer.
Gocompare.com, the price-comparison site famous for its opera-singing brand mascot, has called a review of its £28 million advertising account.
The former Publicis London chief executive Neil Simpson and executive creative director Tom Ewart have joined forces with Neil Hourston, Grey's former chief strategy officer, to launch an agency.
Saga Group, the UK's leading provider of services for over 50s, has appointed VCCP to handle its £32 million integrated advertising account.
Philips, the electronics giant, has appointed Ogilvy & Mather as the lead creative agency on its £300 million global advertising account.
Beiersdorf has appointed CMW to handle digital and social media activity for its Elastoplast brand.
The British chocolatier Hotel Chocolat is looking for an agency to help develop its digital marketing activity.
London Business School is looking for an agency to add to its advertising roster.
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is looking for an agency to handle advertising for a new water venture that it plans to launch next year.
Comet, the electrical retailer that was acquired last month by a private equity company, has called a review of its £17 million advertising account as it looks at new ways to revive its business fortunes.