DIGESTS

Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters and CIA Medianetwork are tipped to win a $50m (31m) pan-European account for Daewoo. The car manufacturer’s decision to run a pan-European campaign was first revealed in Marketing Week (MW June 6).

Saatchi & Saatchi has reported half-year pre-tax profits up 44 per cent to 12 .4m from 8.6m last year. Revenues were 176m, up from 170.8m over the same period.

Leo Burnett has resigned the 1.5m account for RVP Foods, formerly owned by United Biscuits and called Ross Vegetable Products, which it has held since RVP’s management buy-out in 1996.

Marston, Thompson & Evershed has shortlisted Walsh Trott Chick Smith, Lansdown Conquest and Fallon McElligott for its 1.5m Marston’s Pedigree account. Marston’s was forced to look for a new agency after the merger of its incumbent TBWA Simons Palmer with GGT threw up a conflict with Scottish Courage brand John Smith.

Banks Hoggins O’Shea has revealed the latest execution in Waitrose’s new advertising cam-paign (right), the first time the supermarkets has advertised non-food products.

DMB&B New York has won the $100m (62.5m) advertising and branding account for Ernst & Young, the international accountant and business adviser.

EURO RSCG Wnek Gosper has created a new campaign for Cadbury’s Fuse bar which will feature ‘purple fusiliers’ who have to cope with live Fuses during training. It is the first campaign overseen by Cadbury’s new marketing director Mark Smith.

Claydon Heeley International has been appointed to handle the 500,000 through-the-line account for the reopening of the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford.

McCann-Erickson Manchester has appointed Grey art director David George as its new creative director.

Interfocus has won the 500,000 pan-European Cotton Council International account to promote the US cotton industry, including Fruit of the Loom products.

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide has promoted Asia/Pacific regional creative director Neil French to Worldwide creative director.

WPP is making its first investment in the post production sector with the launch of the Farm Post Production.

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