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Rover is drawing up a list of agencies to pitch for next year’s relaunch of the Mini. The carmarker said it would consider roster and non-roster shops for the account, which conflicts with Vauxhall at the newly merged Lowe Lintas & Partners.

Rover is drawing up a list of agencies to pitch for next year’s

relaunch of the Mini. The carmarker said it would consider roster and

non-roster shops for the account, which conflicts with Vauxhall at the

newly merged Lowe Lintas & Partners.





Saatchi & Saatchi has denied reports that it is in merger talks with

True North Communications and Grey Advertising. However, its chairman,

Bob Seelert, claimed that a collaboration with Grey was possible in

terms of media buying for some clients.





The National Dairy Council has shortlisted Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Rainey

Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R and the incumbent, BMP DDB, to pitch for its

account.





Lexus has shortlisted BBDO Paris, Brussels-based BLD, HHCL & Partners

and Tam One, a US division of Saatchi & Saatchi, to work on its European

advertising alongside its existing agencies.





Philip Palazzo, who was president of international operations at

Ammirati Puris Lintas before its merger with Lowe & Partners, has quit

in order to pursue his own projects. He has worked with APL for 20

years.





Conquest has been appointed to handle ihavemoved.com, a free online

service for home movers. The agency won the business, backed by a

reported pounds 3 million budget, in a pitch against M&C Saatchi and the

Relationship Marketing Group.





Grey is adding another ’agency within an agency’ to its organisation

with the creation of a new unit to handle its Pedigree petfood business.

The so-called Purple Grey agency will be headed by Susan Ball, currently

joint head of Yellow Grey. John Bacon, the former FCB creative director,

will be its creative chief.





The Committee of Advertising Practice is launching a website to help

advertisers, agencies and media owners ensure that all non-broadcast ads

comply with its rules. Its address is www.cap.org.uk.





The fledgling Hugh Salmon & Partners has appointed Samantha Etheridge as

head of account management services. Etheridge previously worked at

Summerfield Wilmot Keene, Momentum and DMB&B Financial.





Sue Douglas, the former editor of the Sunday Express and a senior

executive at The Sunday Business, is joining Conde Nast Online as its

director of new media, on a part-time consultancy basis. Abigail Chisman

has been made editor and will oversee the development of websites for

brands such as Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller and GQ.





The Sheffield advertising and PR agency, Paradigm, swept the board at

the National Cream Awards last week, scooping eight awards, including

Agency of the Year.





Mercedes-Benz has reappointed Maher Bird Associates to handle its

company car advertising business. The agency has also won Mercedes’

pounds 6 million used commercial vehicle business, previously held by

Buckfield Lord. Partners BDDH retains brand advertising and picks up the

used car business.





Mustoe Merriman Herring Levy has created a Christmas campaign for

confetti.co.uk, an online wedding and gift site, which breaks this

week.





Harry Turner, chairman of AMS Media Group since 1992, is to retire at

the end of the month. AMS does not plan to appoint a replacement in the

short term.





BDH TBWA re-branded CGU’s estate agency arm, GA Property Services, to

’Your Move’ this week. It is producing an advertising campaign next year

following its appointment in March.





Lowe Lintas & Partners is understood to be making redundancies this week

following the merger. Several employees across the agency have been

asked to take voluntary redundancy.



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