DIGESTS

J Walter Thompson has won the 60m global ad account for US investment bank Merrill Lynch.

Ford is expected to decide this week whether Ogilvy & Mather or Young & Rubicam will handle the launch of the Ford Focus car across 19 European markets. Industry speculation is tipping O&M to win the lion’s share.

EURO RSCG Wnek Gosper’s Citroë ad featuring Claudia Schiffer doing a striptease has sparked 121 complaints to the Independent Television Commission. But the complaints have not been upheld…

…EURO RSCG has created a campaign for the Peugeot 106 which will got out on 62 mega rear bus sites this week (right). The ads will run for four months.

Virgin Hotel Collection is reviewing its creative account, handled by the McWilliams Partnership.

Lego is seeking an agency for a new product launch, worth over 1m.

DX Communications, the Scottish-based mobile phone retailer, is believed to be hunting a permanent advertising agency for its 2m account. The company uses Coltas Advertising for projects.

The Union has won the Museum of Scotland account after a three-way pitch. The Museum will be the first purpose-built home for the Scottish national museum collections and opens in Edinburgh on December 1 this year.

Bean Andrews Norways Cramphorn has won the ad account for personal care appliances company Conair Corporation, which markets products such as BaByliss, Revlon and Interpak.

TV Times has appointed Marketing Drive to handle its direct marketing business. The company will work in conjunction with Delaney Fletcher Bozell.

Camelot is understood to be trimming its shortlist of agencies, which includes Saatchi & Saatchi, M&C Saatchi, J Walter Thompson, Publicis, Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO, Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters and WCRS, after presentations last week.

Design Bridge has created the packaging and identity for Physio Sport, Elida Fabergé’s new unisex deodorant-based range.

Enterprise IG and Research International, both owned by WPP Group, have been appointed to review the global positioning of Arthur Andersen.

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