Merisant Corp. is consolidating the estimated $3.5 million account for Equal sweetener in Asia at Omnicom's DDB
Worldwide, Sydney, from small local shops in individual markets. Media, not included in the review, will continue to be handled locally. ... Brett Channer rejoins Publicis Groupe's Saatchi & Saatchi
in Toronto as exec creative director after a year at WPP Group's J. Walter Thompson, Toronto. He succeeds Mariano Favetto, who relocated to the agency's Sydney, Australia, agency in August. ... DDB formed a non-equity affiliation in Peru with Pragma de Publicidad, Lima. ... WPP's J.Walter Thompson bought a 30% stake in Newsun, Guangzhou, China.