WCRS has lost the 12m BMW global branding account to BBDO in Dsseldorf.
Mitchell Patterson Grimes Mitchell (MPGM) has been appointed to tea maker Twinings’ account. MPGM won the 1m business in a pitch involving Leagas Delaney, RPM3 and Maher Bird.
J Walter Thompson is tipped to win the 3m campaign to attract young people to engineering launched by Engineering Council, the Engineering Employers’ Federation and the Engineering and Marine Training Authority.
McCann-Erickson Manchester is understood to have won the 3m British Gas Energy Centres account.
Viglen is looking for an advertising agency to handle its 3m creative account after parting company with Mustoe Merriman Herring & Levy.
BT has appointed the Cramm Francis Woolf consultancy to handle its 5m consumer direct marketing account. It won the pitch against Ogilvy One, Carlson and Hubbard Hiwaizi McCann.
Publicis is in talks to take over, or take a stake in, the Spanish agency Casadevall Pedreno. The agency is also understood to be in contention for the 100m pan-European campaign for car maker Seat.
1576 has won the 2.5m Scottish Tourist Board account after a three-way pitch against the incumbent Faulds and BMP4. Media buying will be undertaken by Feather Brooksbank of Edinburgh.
An ad (right) for the Dani Behr’s Kiss FM show Full Frontal, created by Tom Carty and Walter Campbell of Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO, has been banned by the London Underground. The dance station will now consider using an ad featuring the star herself.
Virgin Vie, the Virgin-owned cosmetics company, has appointed Circus, the new communications consultancy, to work on a review of the brand.
Punch magazine is launching a poster campaign on London Underground – created by the Design Clinic and the Branded consultancy. There are four executions in the campaign advertising the fortnightly title.
The Advertising Standards Authority has extended its ruling that advertised flight prices must include compulsory charges paid by consumers at the point of purchase, including all travel and holiday package ads.