Michelin, the tyre manufacturer, is understood to be conducting a pitch in Paris for its pan-European advertising business.

Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO is close to appointing a senior creative figure to work with creative director Peter Souter. BMP DDB’s executive creative director Tony Cox (right) is tipped to take the role…

…AMV has created its first pan-European campaign for Doritos since winning the Frito-Lay business last year. The 30-second ad ‘Traffic Jam’ breaks across eight countries this week.

Hamish Pringle, former vice-chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi. is to become a temporary director of marketing strategy for the IPA following the departure of Janet Hull from the job. Pringle is expected to work for the association two days a week for about three months.

The Advertising Association has formalised its proposals to launch an industry-funded unit called The Children’s Programme to counter the increasing European Union threat to ban advertising to children.

World Advertising Trends 1999, by NTC Publications, shows annual global advertising expenditure reached 164bn in 1997, with advertising expenditure growing in 62 of the 80 countries covered in the report.

Coltas has been appointed by The Daily Record to its 2m account.

Faulds Advertising has created a four-stage TV, press, radio and direct mail advertising campaign for The Scottish Office to promote awareness of the ‘Two Votes’ voting system for the new Scottish parliament in advance of the elections on May 6.

1576 has created the first TV advertising campaign for Dean’s of Huntly shortbread. The TV commercial breaks on March 12 in the Grampian region.

Valor has appointed DLC, part of the Cogent Group, to its through-the-line marketing account for its four brands – Valor, Wonderfire, Hearthmaster and Vermont.

Saatchi & Saatchi has created Oil of Ulay’s first Mother’s Day TV commercial, which runs from Thursday March 11 until Sunday March 14.

Design Bridge, the design agency, has created the new logo for the CGU-sponsored National Cricket League.

Lewis Moberly, the design agency, has been appointed to create an identity and packaging design for Wedgwood Waterford-owned Stuart Crystal.

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