JWT is to revert to its roots after nine years, by renaming the agency J.Walter Thompson to coincide with its 150-year anniversary.
GLOBAL - Lowe and Partners has appointed Naomi Troni, the chief executive of Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia, as its global chief growth officer, responsible for marketing and business development.
GLOBAL - Nick Emery has been appointed chief executive of Mindshare Worldwide, succeeding Dominic Proctor who moves to the newly created position of president of WPP's GroupM.
GLOBAL - PHD has been awarded the US$200 million global media planning and buying account for mobile phone giant Sony Ericsson.
GLOBAL - ZenithOptimedia has downgraded its global adspend forecast from 4.6 per cent growth this year to 4.2 per cent in the light of the 'devastating earthquake' in Japan and the political turmoil in the Middle East playing out on the world stage.
GLOBAL - James Murdoch, currently boss of News Corp's European and Asian operations, is leaving the UK to take on the role of deputy chief operating officer and chairman and chief executive of international operations, based in New York.
GLOBAL - Starcom MediaVest has appointed Barbara Kittridge as global client managing director.
GLOBAL - Facebook has poached Microsoft's vice-president of ad sales, Carolyn Everson, handing her the role of vice-president of global sales.
GLOBAL - Aegis Group, owner of media agencies Carat and Vizeum and research company Synovate, has warned it expects a "moderation in organic revenue growth" rate in the fourth quarter, despite almost double-digit growth in the last quarter.
GLOBAL - Crispin Porter + Bogusky has appointed Suzanne Powers (picutred) as global strategy officer, signalling the agency's ambition to spread its influence outside its US heartland.
GLOBAL - Anglo-Dutch FMCG giant Unilever has posted a 13.2 per cent year-on-year rise in third-quarter revenues to US$16.2 billion due to a strong performance in emerging markets.
GLOBAL - The bill for the clean up following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has increased by US$7.7 billion to a mammoth US$39.9 billion, according to third-quarter results for energy firm BP, which still managed to return to profit.
GLOBAL - Crispin Porter + Bogusky has been awarded the global creative account for Kraft Foods chocolate brand Milka in a pitch against incumbent Ogilvy & Mather and two undisclosed agencies.
GLOBAL - Sportswear giant Adidas has signed a new eight-year deal to extend its sponsorship and kit supplier deal with Chelsea football club.
GLOBAL - Omnicom has recorded 5.4 per cent year-on-year growth in its third-quarter net income to US$174.6 million, on the back of a 5.5 per cent increase in revenue to US$2.99 billion.
GLOBAL - Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has dropped a campaign featuring England striker and brand ambassador Wayne Rooney, following red-top allegations that claimed he slept with a prostitute.
GLOBAL - Milka, the Kraft-owned Swiss chocolate brand, has launched a review of its global creative account.
GLOBAL - MasterCard has consolidated its US$340 million global media planning and buying account into Interpublic Group's Universal McCann.
GLOBAL - Ecco, the Danish footwear manufacturer, has appointed Universal McCann to handle its estimated US$45.9 million (£30 million) global media planning and buying account.
GLOBAL - FMCG giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced plans to use sugarcane-derived plastic on selected packaging for its Pantene Pro-V, Covergirl and Max Factor brands to increase its sustainability credentials.