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Cadbury Schweppes' U.K.-based European unit is putting its $20 million ad account, now held by the DDB network, up for review as it prepares to jointly promote its Schweppes-branded drinks for the first time. Agencies invited to pitch along with DDB are believed to be Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising and Young & Rubicam, which handle other company products not marketed under the Schweppes brand.

Unilever subsidiary Elida Faberge, London, handed $9 million worth of cosmetics and toiletries business to London agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in a move that ignored its global parent's key shops, J. Walter Thompson Co., Ogilvy & Mather, McCann-Erickson and Ammirati Puris Lintas.

Saab pulled its $12 million U.K. ad account from Barker & Ralston, London, shifting to Lowe Howard-Spink. Lowe Brindfors, Stockholm, has been working on an international program for Sweden-based Saab since 1993, but the U.K. is one of the few markets that until now has retained its own agency.

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