Account news: wins and reviews
Havas Media has won the £16 million media planning and buying business for interactive entertainment firm Ubisoft, previously handled by Maxus.
Aston Martin Lagonda has appointed WPP to handle its global integrated marketing account.
Coty, the American beauty products maker, has appointed ZenithOptimedia as its global media agency following a four-way competitive pitch.
Amazon has appointed Deep Focus London to handle social content for the online retailer's European fashion business following a competitive pitch.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is investigating its global agency relationships in a process that could lead to a review of its agency line-up.
The Body Shop International has named Mr President as its retained global creative agency.
Tapi, a new flooring retailer, has hired Blue 449 to handle its media planning and buying account after a competitive pitch.
Golf's European Tour has appointed George & Dragon and Lift as its advertising agencies after a competitive pitch.
Royal Mail has appointed M&C Saatchi to create its first consumer campaign in nearly two years to help strengthen engagement and position it as a modern, innovative brand.
TK Maxx, the high-street retailer, is reviewing its pan-European creative account.
Jim Gilchrist, a director at MJZ, has joined Outsider to work on global business.
Mindshare UK has hired Alan Weetch, the general manager at Ikon Communications Sydney, to lead the Three mobile network account.
Exterion Media has appointed Suzy Jordan, the head of client leadership at Mindshare, as its commercial strategy director to lead EM Futures, its new commercial division.
Rupert Murdoch is reportedly preparing to step down from his role as the chief executive of 21st Century Fox to make way for his son James.
AnalogFolk, the independent digital marketing shop, has opened an office in Hong Kong, appointing Chris Ryan and Harry Llufrio to lead its first offering in Asia.
VCCP has promoted its group marketing director, Stephanie Brimacombe, to group chief marketing officer.
BuzzFeed continues to ramp up its commercial operation with the appointment of Gravity Road's Digby Lewis as director, brand strategy, Europe.
Jim Hytner, the chief executive for the Mediabrands G14 region, has been promoted to the role of global chief operating officer.
Isobel has taken on Ben Stump and Simon Findlater, creatives from CHI & Partners.
Northern & Shell, which publishes OK! Magazine and the Daily Express, has promoted Chris Kelly to head of print, replacing Jane Putley who is leaving in June to join News UK as head of news.
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