19 May 2000

Time Warner Executive Joins WPP Board
LONDON - WPP Group has recruited Steve Heyer, president and chief operating officer of Turner Broadcasting, to serve as a non-executive director. Heyer is a former president and chief operating officer of Young & Rubicam Advertising Worldwide – currently under acquisition by WPP.
News source: Advertising Age - Daily Deadline

Advertising Council Names Officers
NEW YORK - The Advertising Council has named John H Costello, chief executive at MVP.com in Chicago, as chairman. He succeeds James G Oates, the former president at the Leo Burnett Company in Chicago. Mr. Costello, who will serve as chairman for a year, had been a vice chairman of the council since 1997. Vice chairwoman for the year to come is Andrea J Alstrup, vice president advertising and marketing at Johnson & Johnson. The Council co-ordinates public service campaigns for Madison Avenue
News source: New York Times

DDB Grabs More Schwarkopf & Henkel Brands
DUSSELDORF - Schwarkopf & Henkel has consolidated its German haircare advertising with DDB, Dusseldorf. On the move to DDB are Gliss Kur hair treatment and Poly haircare, currently at Hamburg-based Scholz & Friends.
News source: Advertising Age - Daily Deadline

New V-P for Campbell-Ewald
LOS ANGELES - Debra Samuels Wurzel has been promoted to executive VP, and managing director, Campbell-Ewald, Los Angeles, from exec VP-management representative, Grey Worldwide. She replaces Ian McGregor, following his appointment as general manager McCann-Erickson Worldwide, Los Angeles.
News source: Advertising Age - Daily Deadline

Chupa Chups Hires Lowe Lintas for Global Business
MADRID - Lowe Lintas & Partners has won an international advertising assignment for Spanish confectionery company Chupa Chups. The shop will launch a new Crazy Planet products line. Budget figures were not revealed.
News source: Advertising Age - International Daily

Pepsi Parodies Coke’s Indian Commercial
BOMBAY - Hindustan Thompson Associates' latest commercial for Pepsi India spoofs Coca-Cola’s current local campaign starring Bollywood heart-throb Hrithik Roshan. In the Coke ad created by Chaitra Leo Burnett, Bombay, Roshan wins a game of "spin the bottle" and gets to kiss the girl. Pepsi has retaliated with a Roshan lookalike, aping even his clothing and headband. The ad also has a double of Coke’s child onlooker of the kissing game. According to Pepsi’s research, Indian teens are increasingly hankering for real romance in their lives.
News source: Advertising Age - Daily Deadline

Bepaid names Stein Rogan
NEW YORK - Bepaid.com, an online service that pays surfers to view ads, has hired Stein Rogan & Partners, New York, to run a $15 million online and offline ad campaign breaking in July.
News source: Advertising Age - Interactive Daily

US Edition of Elle Gets New Editor
NEW YORK - Hachette Filipacchi Magazines yesterday named the former editor-in-chief of Mirabella, Roberta Myers, to a mirror role at the US edition of Elle. She takes up her new position on June 5, reporting to François Vincens, director of Hachette's international editions.
News source: New York Times

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