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Interpublic Group of Cos. reportedly will announce today it is buying Angotti, Thomas, Hedge, New York.

First Union National Bank Corp., Charlotte, N.C., narrowed its $30 million account review to three finalists, believed to be Grey Advertising and Merkley Newman Harty, both New York, and Hal Riney & Partners, San Francisco.

Del Taco, Orange, Calif., has whittled the agency search for its $10 million account to Grey Advertising and incumbent Italia/Gal, both Los Angeles; and Kovel Kresser and Suissa/Miller, both Santa Monica.

Michael Bevan to national advertising and merchandising manager at Toyota Motor Sales USA, Torrance, Calif. He succeeds Irving Miller, promoted to the new post of VP-field operations from corporate manager-advertising and merchandising.

Los Angeles Cellular Telephone, Cerritos, Calif., is holding a closed review for its new $25 million account with BBDO Worldwide and Dailey & Associates, both Los Angeles; Campbell-Ewald, Santa Monica; Team One, El Segundo; and a fifth agency.

BMW, Munich, was notified Menzel Nolte, Hamburg, will resign its $57 million German account at yearend due to differences over strategy.

Burger King Corp. this week is breaking its $20 million breakfast campaign from Ammirati Puris Lintas, New York.

Hills Stores Co., Canton, Mass., is said to have picked these finalists for the $10 million review of its broadcast account: the Richards Group, Dallas; W.B. Doner & Co., Southfield, Mich.; and Deutsch, New York.

Woolworth Corp., New York, to Publicis/Bloom from in-house for its Woolworth variety chain.

Copyright January 1996 Crain Communications Inc.

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