Digests

Ogilvy & Mather has launched a European-wide specialist marketing arm for multinational drugs companies, called OgilvyHealthcare. The division will help market pharmaceutical brands globally.

Fiona Couper has joined Young & Rubicam as European associate director of business development. She was formerly a senior account director at Ogilvy & Mather.

BT’s shortlist for design agencies is expected to be completed by the end of February. About 150 agencies are understood to have submitted work for the first stage of the pitch.

Orbis, the part-work publisher, has hired FCB for a direct marketing project.

Adjustamatic Beds is to use Gloria Hunniford to front its seven figure advertising campaign through agency Blue Skies, which is headed by direct marketing veteran Graham Green.

Travelex, the world’s largest operator of bureau de change outlets, has dropped the term bureau de change in favour of ‘worldwide money’, following an identity review by design agency Interbrand Newell & Sorrell.

TBWA GGT Simons Palmer has created a six-sheet national poster campaign for a new range of Sharwood’s stir-fry sauces, which will break at the beginning of February.

Rizla will roll out a national bus advertising campaign on February 1 created and produced by CKBT. It will feature the catch phrases ‘Three roll up at once’ and ‘The Big Smoke’.

Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters has parted company with fashion retailer Eddie Bauer.

Octagon, the Interpublic Group-owned sports marketing firm, is to expand into Latin America through a minority partnership with Brazilian sports and entertainment marketing company Koch Tavares.

Citizen Watches has shortlisted four agencies for its 9m US account: the New York offices of DDB Needham, McCann-Erickson, Lowe & Partners and Deutsch.

The Daily Record has shortlisted Coltas and Frame Cunningham Holden Edy for its creative account.

Marks & Spencer has denied reports it is conducting an advertising review out of incumbent BMP4, which created the retailer’s Christmas sale TV campaign.

Fallon McElligott has retained its grip on the $150m (100m) Miller Lite account after a pitch for the business.

NW Ayer, New York has lost chief executive Mary Lou Quinlan, who is leaving to form a consultancy firm. She will be succeeded by president Mary Beth Casey.

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