Group's main agency network, is launching an agency in Japan in a partnership with Standard Advertising, the country's No. 25 agency. Lowe
& Partners/Standard, in which Lowe will hold a minority stake, completes the agency network's global expansion plans. Fumio Sekine moves to president-CEO of Lowe & Partners/Standard from VP at Standard. The agency starts with estimated billings of $25 million from Standard clients including Fujitsu and Mitsubishi Electric and Lowe clients Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp. and Sun Microsystems.
Copyright July 1999, Crain Communications Inc.