Digests

CDP has resigned the Lipovitan energy drink account following ‘operational differences’ with brand owner Taisho Pharmaceutical, after UK distributor Food Brokers said it was reviewing the account.

Y&R has won the $50m (30m) US Sony Electronics consumer products account.

The University of Sunderland is seeking an advertising agency.

Arjo Wiggins, which owns the Conqueror stationery brand, has handed its advertising account to The Edge. The brand had been with the now defunct agency Leagas Shafron Davis.

Publicis has created a new ad for Coca-Cola for Hallowe’en. The ad breaks today (Wednesday), with media buying through Universal McCann.

Bean Andrews Norways Cramphorn has created a tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign for Betty Croker, the cake mix brand owned by General Mills. The 30-second ad breaks this week.

Design House has promoted client service director Lavinia Culverhouse to the position of managing director. She takes over from John Larkin, who remains at the company as a director.

NABS, the charity of the advertising industry, has appointed Jeremy Bullmore as its president. Mark Robinson, J Walter Thompson marketing director, has been appointed its new chairman.

Lewis Moberly has created the new identity for the Davis Cup tennis tournament.

Wunderman Cato Johnson Europe president/ceo Helmut Matthies has resigned after 18 years with the company.

A Vision has launched a TV, radio and press campaign for HMV’s sale with an ambient media push – an army of hand held ‘golf sale’ signs paraded up and down Oxford Street by bearers dressed as rock stars.

Nick Gill, senior writer at Wieden & Kennedy, has left the agency seven months after his appointment. He is understood to have gone to Bartle Bogle Hegarty.

AA Insurance has decided not to review its 8.5m account out of HHCL & Partners. It had advised agencies that it was considering reviewing the account.

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