TBWA, Frankfurt, has won the DM30m (10m) Ritter Sport chocolate bar account in Germany. The previous incumbent Heye & Partner also pitched, along with three other agencies.
The latest advertising for Diesel, to be seen in 20 countries worldwide, will appear only on MTV in Italy. The campaign has fallen foul of a recently introduced self-regulatory code for broadcasting, which applies to national channels such as Rai.
Bozell Belgium managing director Patrick Willemarck is to leave the company to become chief executive of Grey Belgium. Willemarck will take over management of Grey in Brussels.
Spain’s Telepizza is testing a deep-pan product that it hopes will compete more effectively with Pizza Hut. The pizza, named Pan World, is currently available in Majorca, Barcelona and Madrid.
NestlÃ© will increase its advertising expenditure for confectionery in Germany by 8 per cent this year – to DM80m (27m) – to support launches such as Chocolait Chips Mini-Brezeln and ‘Yes’ Petits-Fours.
Danone has signed an agreement to manufacture yogurts in Sweden from this month in partnership with local producer Skaanemejerier…
…but the company has been forced to alter the packaging of its Actimel “pro-biotic” yogurt in Belgium and the Netherlands after it was judged too similar to Yakult – the Japanese dairy brand.
IN, the international network of independent advertising agencies, has added a 19th member, Go Up, in Italy. IN will be reorganised as a company from April, with its headquarters in London.
Cepsa, the Spanish service station chain, has awarded its advertising account to FCB Tapsa following a pitch including Saatchi & Saatchi and Ruiz Nicoli.
FCB in Paris has been appointed to handle the advertising accounts of Avi and Ripolin – two paint brands marketed in France by Kalon. The win could be worth up to FF25m (2.5m) in billings.
German market research companies Quote and Icon have formed a partnership to compete with GfK in the area of TV audience measurement.
El Corte InglÃ©s, Spain’s leading retailer and advertiser, is to open its first department store outside the country, in Portugal. At 60,000 sq m, the Lisbon store will be second largest in Portugal.