William Grant is understood to have shortlisted agencies including DDB and Saatchi & Saatchi for its 3m Glenfiddich advertising account. It is believed incumbent McCann-Erickson, CDP, and Partners BDDH may also be on the shortlist.

Banks Hoggins O’Shea/FCB’s account for Bombay Sapphire gin may be axed as new owner Bacardi-Martini considers marketing the brand without an advertising agency.

The Advertising Association has appointed Maryke Lefebvre, who works in Paris for the French Federation of Toy and Childcare Manufacturers, to the newly-created post of European affairs assistant to oversee the advertising industry’s campaign against an EU ban on advertising to children.

Lambie-Nairn commercial director Sarah Davies is leaving the agency to set up her own corporate branding and communications consultancy.

M&C Saatchi Auckland is tipped to win the $30m (11m) New Zealand Tourism Board account.

Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO has created a 7m TV ad campaign for Dulux, with the catchline ‘You find the colour, we’ll match it’. The ad breaks this week.

BBDO has expanded its worldwide board for the first time in ten years, appointing six senior executives taking the board total to 18.

BLCO, the Bristol-based consultancy, has created a 2.2m television advertising campaign for woodstain brand Cuprinol…

…BDH TBWA has created a 1.2m campaign for the woodcare brand Sadolin which breaks on April 29.

Enterprise IG, the brand and identity consultancy owned by WPP Group, has acquired research consultancy BPRI, which has an annual turnover of 4.5m.

Coca-Cola in the US is reported to be shaking up its advertising arrangements, giving its agencies different assignments. The company denies it is planning any changes.

The Sales Promotion Consultants Association (SPCA) and the Association of Promotion Marketing Agencies in the US are to launch the industry’s first global awards in 2000.

Contrary to the impression given in a digest in MW April 22, Lawton Advertising retains the consumer account for CalorGas, although CalorGas’ business-to-business advertising is now handled by Osprey London.

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