DIGESTS

Interpublic Group’s sports marketing and entertainment arm Octagon has denied that it or IPG is the ‘mystery suitor’ for the Manchester United Football Club or that either is planning a bid.

Fernan Montero, the former chairman and chief executive of Young & Rubicam Europe, will be replaced by Bruno Widmer, president of Advico Y&R, Zurich, who will take on the additional role of chairman/ceo of Y&R Europe.

1576 has won the creative account to promote the Royal Yacht Britannia as a tourist attraction in a pitch against The Leith Agency. The Media Business Scotland will handle the media buying.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s latest TV commercial for Audi breaks on September 21 and runs until November 22.

Primesite, the poster contractor, has rejected an ad for the Salvation Army, created by Target. The execution features a man injecting drugs into his arm.

Liberty is launching a new execution of its ‘art of the idiosyncratic’ print campaign using the store’s products in well-known paintings. The ads are created by Bean Andrews Norways Cramphorn and will run on posters and in magazines.

Juice has won the 1m ad account for Diadora, the sports clothing brand. CIA Medianetwork has picked up the media buying business.

Bozell Worldwide has bought German agency Borsch Stengel & Partner.

Wieden & Kennedy has appointed its global Microsoft account director John Russell as the new managing director for its Amsterdam office. William Sawyer, his predecessor, has moved to Lowe & Partners/SMS San Francisco.

M&C Saatchi US president Brent Bouchez and executive creative director David Page are leaving the company.

The Leith Agency has won the Hall’s Sausages account in a pitch against 1576 and incumbent The Glasgow Agency. The brand was recently bought by the Grampian Food Group.

Lewis Moberly, the design consultancy, is opening an office in Paris. It will be headed by Patrice Civanyan, former managing director of French agency Shining.

Advertisers and agencies have teamed up to launch a standard client and agency contract in an attempt to cut down on costly and time-consuming negotiations.The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply have spent the past year negotiating the contract.

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