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The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation is understood to be looking for an agency to handle its 3m worldwide asset management account.

The Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation is understood to be looking for an agency to handle its 3m worldwide asset management account.

John Wren has been appointed president of the Omnicom Group. He replaces Bruce Crawford, who becomes chairman and chief executive.

Associated Tyre Specialists is reviewing its 3m ad account at The Leith Agency. The business, which is understood to be moving by the end of the year, has been held by the agency for seven years.

Ogilvy & Mather is tipped to pick up Unipath’s Clear Blue pregnancy account which was resigned by Leagas Delaney earlier this year.

European Business News has appointed Bates Communications to handle an above-the-line advertising campaign to generate audience loyalty.

WCRS deputy media director Anne Bicknell has left to join an agency in New Zealand. She will be replaced by Mark Palmer, communication director at Bates Dorland.

Lowe-Howard Spink’s hold on the Fanta account is in question following speculation that the ad business is to be handed to D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in the UK. Coca-Cola would not comment on the brand’s future.

Manor Bakeries has shortlisted Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO and Mellors Reay & Partners for its 5m Mr Kipling cakes account.

Innovations, the retail and mail order business specialising in unusual items, is understood to be looking for a direct marketing agency.

BMP DDB Needham’s latest campaign for the Meat & Livestock Commission breaks on September 26. It will focus on the nutritional benefits of lean red meat as part of a balanced diet.

Saatchi & Saatchi has unveiled its new campaign for the Metropolitan Police’s controversial anti-mugging scheme Operation Eagle Eye.

Abbey National is taking on the high-street banks with a 2.5m TV ad campaign, which breaks this Thursday. The ads through EURO RSCG Wnek Gosper are the first for Abbey National Banking Services and promote the recently relaunched Bank Account.

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