EURO RSCG has appointed FranÃ§ois Tiger executive vice president in Paris. Tiger will be responsible for international accounts including Peugeot and L’Oreal. He was previously president of brand services for IBM Europe.
BNP, the French bank, has terminated its contract with EURO RSCG BETC as a result of a dispute between Havas, the agency’s holding company, and Banexi, a division of BNP. OpÃ©ra, Callegari Berville, Publicis and J Walter Thompson will now pitch for the account, estimated to be worth FF43m (5m).
The BBDO group in Germany has replaced its chairman Vulim Vasata with Anton Hildmann. Hildmann has been managing director and vice-chairman since 1990 and is credited with being a driving force behind BBDO’s recent growth.
Singapour, the Paris agency, has linked with Interface Frisch & Partner, Munich, and Fox Parrack Fox, London, in a new network, N42.
EURO RSCG, Dsseldorf, has picked up the Hettlage textiles account worth up to DM15m (6.5m), as well as below-the-line work for Philips. Both accounts were previously at McCann Euro-Advertising, which recently went bankrupt.
The European Association of Advertising Agencies has held its first awards ceremony in Rome. Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO won the award for best strategy change for existing products and services. Grey won two Golds for best new product launch for Hugo Boss (Grey Europe) and best long-term advertising achievement for Nokia (Sek & Grey).
The Italian government has set up a working party to study the falling circulations affecting the country’s press, and to suggest possible solutions.
The Lowe Group has entered into a joint venture with Wibroe Duckert & Partners, Copenhagen.
Lufthansa has selected Ogilvy & Mather, Frankfurt, to handle the relaunch of its Business Class. A print and television advertising campaign will appear in late autumn, backed by around DM 15m (6m). Others com-peting included Lowe & Partners and Sprin-ger & Jacoby.