HOTLINE: Publicis appoints Alison Bain

Publicis has appointed Alison Bain, the former president and chief

executive of Publicis Technology in San Francisco, to be the director in

charge of its Woolwich and Whitehall Laboratories accounts, which

together bill more than £10 million. Bain, 39, a former director

of client service at Publicis Technology in London, replaces Jude

Bridge, who left Publicis in June to become the head of external

marketing at Marks & Spencer.