Hot Topics 19/05/2017

Christian Pattman, global executive client director & Elissa MacDonald, global business director for GSK

I/ Group Information

NEW BUSINESS:

Havas Media Italy has won the StarCasino account.

APPOINTMENTS / DEPARTURES:

Havas Life Dusseldorf has appointed Dirk Poschenrieder as its new managing director.

Havas Asia Pacific has appointed Christian Pattman as global executive client director and Elissa MacDonald as global business director for the newly acquired GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) business.

W has appointed Emeline Keundjian as Co-MD of the agency.

BETC Paris has hired six new creatives.

AWARDS / RANKINGS:

BETC Paris, Host, Havas New York & Havas Life Sao Paolo were all awarded at the One Show awards.

BETC Paris, BETC Digital & Arnold Boston were all awarded at the ADC Awards.

NETWORK, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, JOINT-VENTURES, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS:

Havas Group has merged BETC São Paulo & Havas Worldwide.

II/ The Competition

NEW BUSINESS:

Activision Blizzard has completed a global media review and has opted to retain Omnicom’s OMD and WPP’s MEC as its agencies.

PITCHES:

Chili’s Bar and Grill, the fast-casual chain owned by Brinker International, has begun talking to agencies regarding its creative and digital advertising business. The account has been with Hill Holiday since 2007.

APPOINTMENTS / DEPARTURES:

DDB North America has hired Britt Hayes to fill the newly created position of chief people officer.

NETWORK, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, JOINT-VENTURES, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS:

CDM, part of Omnicom Health Group, has launched its first Asia-based office in Tokyo through a joint venture with FleishmanHillard.

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