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Helen Bell, deputy managing director of Foote Cone & Belding, is joining CM:Lintas International as managing director. FCB has yet to find a successor.

Sekonda is moving its 350,000 advertising account out of GGT. It has shortlisted Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe, M&C Saatchi and Simons Palmer Denton Clemmow & Johnson for its television-only account. GGT, which held the account for ten years, says it has decided not to re-pitch.

Ayer & Partners chairman and chief executive Steve Dworin has resigned after just 13 months in the job amid a growing power struggle between senior managers in the US network…

…The Omnicom Group has bought Ross Roy Communications (for which Ayer was also competing) in an estimated $52m (32.5m) deal.

The Network of European Advertising Agencies (NEAA) and the US Advertising Marketing International Network (AMIN) have merged under the AMIN name. Butler Lutos Sutton & Wilkinson chief executive Matthew Lutos becomes president of AMIN-Europe.

Graham Green, LGM Marketing Services chairman, has been confirmed as chief executive of WMGO Group. He replaces Chris Woollams (MW April 14).

Evans Hunt Scott is buying a minority share in the recently-formed direct response media specialist All Response Media.

BMP DDB Needham is running the first generic ad campaign to promote milk and doorstep delivery for three years. It is funded by a consortium of dairies and co-ordinated by the National Dairy Council.

Marshall Advertising is launching a 3.5m TV campaign for 12 brands handled by toy distributor Toy Options from the beginning of July.

Kelly Weedon Shute turned round a press ad for Sellotape in less than 24 hours last week. The ad in last Wednesday’s Daily Mirror followed the story of an aircraft passenger who was operated on by two doctors using Sellotape, brandy, water and a coat hanger in Tuesday’s London Evening Standard.

The Independent Television Commission has decided not to uphold the 196 complaints lodged against Sun Alliance’s latest 60-second ad showing images of fire, flood and personal injury. The insurance company says it may re-run the ads in the autumn after the first burst ends next week.

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