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Michael Bungey, the Bates worldwide chairman, is handing over the day-to-day running of the network to three senior executives. Jean de Yturbe will take charge of Europe, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. Ian Smith, who is in charge of multinational new business, will run Bates’ operation in Asia and Australia. Bill Whitehead, the network’s North America chief, extends his responsibilities to include Latin America and the international development of the Diamond agency in Korea.

Michael Bungey, the Bates worldwide chairman, is handing over the

day-to-day running of the network to three senior executives. Jean de

Yturbe will take charge of Europe, the Middle East and the Indian

sub-continent. Ian Smith, who is in charge of multinational new

business, will run Bates’ operation in Asia and Australia. Bill

Whitehead, the network’s North America chief, extends his

responsibilities to include Latin America and the international

development of the Diamond agency in Korea.





Dairy Crest has shortlisted four agencies to pitch for the pounds 7

million worth of business it pulled out of Rainey Kelly Campbell

Roalfe/Y&R because of conflict with Danone. Grey will pitch for the

Clover, Dairy Crest, Frijj and Willow creative assignments against Bates

UK, Banks Hoggins O’Shea/FCB and Fallon McElligott.





The RAC has shortlisted Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Lowe Lintas & Partners

and Leagas Delaney to pitch against the incumbent, M&C Saatchi, for its

pounds 5 million account.





Chris Martin, the former creative director of Bates Communications who

quit when the agency was merged with 141, is to become the new creative

director of Smith Bundy Carlson.





CGU has appointed BMP DDB to launch a new financial services initiative,

code-named project Seattle. The appointment does not affect CGU’s

relationship with McCann-Erickson.





London Transport has finalised a shortlist of agencies to compete for

its pounds 7 million account. Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Publicis, Rainey

Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R and Partners BDDH will pitch at the end of

January.





Scottish Widows, which was taken over by Lloyds TSB last year, has

confirmed that it has appointed Zenith Media, the incumbent on Lloyds

TSB, to handle its pounds 4.5 million TV buying account. Mediapolis

retains the remaining media business.





The Interpublic Group is to rebrand its Western Initiative Media global

network as Initiative Communications. Western Media, one of the

network’s two UK offices, will retain its separate branding.





The Pink Film Company has poached the controversial documentary film

maker, Nick Broomfield, from And Howe Films. Broomfield directed the

feature Kurt and Courtney, documentaries on subjects including Margaret

Thatcher and campaigns for the Volkswagen Passat.





ITV will next week tell advertisers that it will have to reduce the

audience guarantees it had originally set for 2000. The network had

originally promised to deliver a 40 per cent audience share but now

feels that this target would be ’impossible’ to meet.





The 10 Group is to sell SWK and Brunning to allow it to divert resources

into its e-commerce and internet-related business. The group has no

plans to dispose of the Charles Walls group in Leeds, which it bought in

July last year.





Advertising agencies are not keeping pace with other marketing services

operators when it comes to capitalising on new technologies, according

to research from Willott Kingston Smith. The accountancy firm’s research

shows that ad agencies spent only pounds 1,406 per staff member on IT in

1999, far less than fellow marketing services providers such as PR,

which spent pounds 2,045 per head.





David Stuart, founder and creative partner at design consultancy, The

Partners, has been voted as president elect for the British Design & Art

Direction. Stuart takes up the position of president in 2001 when he

will replace incoming president, Larry Barker, creative director at BMP

DDB.



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