GLOBAL - Philips, the electronics giant, has appointed Ogilvy & Mather as the lead creative agency on its US$465 million global advertising account.
GLOBAL - Sony Computer Entertainment is conducting a review of its digital advertising business.
GLOBAL - Cosmetics company Revlon is set to hand WPP's Young & Rubicam and Taxi global creative duties on a large slice of its business.
GLOBAL - Tourism Ireland has appointed Publicis UK to handle its US$80 million global advertising account.
GLOBAL - Dulux has parted company with its ad agency Euro RSCG London as it considers ditching its global strategy in favour of a local market-by-market approach.
GLOBAL - Y&R Advertising has appointed David Sable, the vice chairman and chief operating officer of Wunderman, as its global chief executive.
GLOBAL - Pernod Ricard has hired Amsterdam Worldwide to handle the global advertising for its Olmeca tequila brand.
GLOBAL - Samsung has appointed CHI & Partners to handle the global advertising account for its mobile division.
GLOBAL - Bombay Sapphire, the Bacardi-owned premium gin brand, has appointed a group of WPP agencies to handle its global communications account.
GLOBAL - The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has called a pitch for its international digital advertising account.
GLOBAL - Coty, the cosmetics company, is looking for an agency to handle its global digital advertising account.
GLOBAL - Baileys, the Diageo-owned Irish liqueur brand, has parted company with JWT and called a pitch for its US$60 million global ad account.
GLOBAL - Owen Van Natta, chief executive of the News Corporation-owned social networking site MySpace, has left the company less than a year after being hired from rivals Facebook.
LONDON - Rod Wright (pictured), the director of development at TBWA\Worldwide, has died following complications related to a severe stroke.