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Global PC to Suissa Miller, Los Angeles, first agency for the startup's estimated $10 million to $15 million account. Tagline is expected to be, "The first computer everyone can use."

Allied Domecq Spirits USA has tapped BBDO, Chicago, to handle the $10 million-plus account for Beefeater gin, previously handled by Mezzina/Brown, New York, which resigned the account. Other agencies pitching were Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco, and five New York agencies: Bates USA, Cliff Freeman & Partners, Devito/Verdi, Lois/EJL and Weiss Stagliano Partners.

Rich LeFurgy, chairman of the Internet Advertising Bureau, has been hired as a consultant to online ad management company AdKnowledge. Mr. LeFurgy was previously senior VP-advertising, Buena Vista Internet Group.

Copyright December 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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