Rupert Howell, 46, founder of WPP Group's HHCL Red Cell, to president of McCann-Erickson WorldGroup Europe, Middle East and Africa and chairman of U.K. and Ireland. Mr. Howell also sits on the worldwide board. ... Japan Tobacco International appointed Aegis Group's new Vizeum network to handle global media for R.J. Reynolds' Camel brand, worth $20 million. There was no pitch. The win followed a behind-the-scenes media audit of Aegis and the incumbents, Universal McCann
and Initiative Media, both members of Interpublic. McCann- Erickson will continue to handle creative business.