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Grant Duncan, the former managing director of GGT and more recently the chief operating officer of TBWA GGT Simons Palmer, is to be the managing director of TBWA International. Duncan has spent the past few months integrating TBWA Simons Palmer and GGT following the merger of the two agencies. He will now look at expanding TBWA’s international client base.

Grant Duncan, the former managing director of GGT and more recently

the chief operating officer of TBWA GGT Simons Palmer, is to be the

managing director of TBWA International. Duncan has spent the past few

months integrating TBWA Simons Palmer and GGT following the merger of

the two agencies. He will now look at expanding TBWA’s international

client base.



Marston, Thompson & Evershed has appointed Walsh Trott Chick Smith to

its pounds 1.5 million Marston’s Pedigree bitter account following a

competitive pitch against Lansdown Conquest and Fallon McElligott.

Marston’s was forced to look for a new agency after the merger of its

incumbent, TBWA Simons Palmer, with GGT threw up a conflict with John

Smith’s.



McCann-Erickson in Scotland is on the brink of finalising a deal with

Williams Atkinson Mills, the six-year-old Edinburgh agency that went

into voluntary liquidation earlier this week. WAM is expected to provide

the senior management team at the new agency, which will be called WAM

McCanns.



Steve Mills, the managing director of WAM, and Will Atkinson, the

agency’s creative director, will retain the same titles in the new set-

up.



Visa has eliminated Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO

from the shortlist for its pounds 25 million pan-European creative

account. The incumbent, Saatchi & Saatchi, and J. Walter Thompson are

still on the list. BBH and AMV remain on the Barclaycard list.



Zenith Media has withdrawn from the pounds 60 million Diageo media

planning and buying review. The agency’s Carlsberg-Tetley business is a

conflict with Diageo’s Guinness account. The pitch is now down to just

two agencies, Carat and MindShare.



It is understood that the Audit Bureau of Circulations is investigating

the Daily Mail’s circulation figures following a complaint from another

newspaper group on sales practice. Simon Devitt, chief executive of the

ABC, said: ’We are looking into a matter but we cannot comment on it at

this time.’ ABC figures for September are due for release on Friday.



Emap On Air has taken on a new account director, Patrick Taylor, to work

alongside its other two account heads, Karen Stacey and David Hipkiss.

Taylor will join from the National Magazine Company, where he was

regional account director, once contractual arrangements have been made.

The appointment completes the team following Sarah Jane O’Malley’s move

to Emap’s operation in the North.



Film Four, the Channel 4 subscription movie channel due to launch on 1

November, has announced that it will be available for pounds 5.99 a

month and will broadcast 86 movies in the first month, with 12 hours of

films a day being screened from 6pm to 6am.



Anthony Simonds-Gooding, the former chairman of Ammariti Puris Lintas,

is to become the chairman of Clark & Taylor. He has been a non-executive

director for the past two years.



BDH in Manchester is adopting the identity of its immediate parent

company, the Omnicom-owned TBWA, by changing its name to BDH TBWA. The

agency insists that this is not a prelude to dropping the BDH tag, and

its new logo shows the letters TBWA in grey with BDH written in

black.



Grey Integrated has picked up the account for Mates condoms following

the arrival of Stuart Leach and Andy Ray at the agency (Campaign, last

week). The client has a long-standing relationship with Leach and Ray,

first appointing Knight Leach Delaney in 1995, then moving its business

to Ray Leach EMO when the pair left to set up the agency.



There are a few places remaining for the Small But Perfectly Informed -

Marketing to Clued-up Kids one-day conference supported by Campaign next

Thursday (15 October). Campaign is also presenting the Digital

Television Conference on 24 November in London. Contact Tania Cassell on

0171-413 4116.



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