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Malcolm Hobbs exited last week as VP-advertising at Oracle Corp. A spokeswoman said his departure won't delay the $42 million agency review he was overseeing.

Harold Miltsch left as VP-corporate communications at NEC Technologies. Mr. Miltsch hired Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Boston, for the account, now in review.

SunAmerica to Deutsch, Marina del Rey, Calif., from Asher & Partners, Los Angeles, for the financial services company's $10 million account. Select Resources International, West Hollywood, was the consultant.

Visa USA and Promus Hotel Corp. announced the June launch of a co-branded credit card, Promus Points Visa, allowing cardholders to accumulate points for free nights at any Promus hotel. Direct mail, point-of-purchase and Internet advertising will support.

Autoweb.com, an online seller of automobiles, has narrowed the search for a first agency for its estimated $10 million to $15 million account to three: Lowe & Partners/SMS, Citron Haligman Bedecarre Euro RSCG and Odiorne Wilde Narraway & Partners, all San Francisco.

Universal Studios to Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer/Euro RSCG, New York, from Foote, Cone & Belding, Los Angeles, for the estimated $5 million account for its Hollywood theme park. FCB may continue to do some limited local work.

Copyright April 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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