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Two months after moving the $13 million Smirnoff Ice U.S. business to Publicis Groupe-backed Bartle Bogle Hegarty, New York, Diageo awarded the agency's London office the $37 million international business for Smirnoff Ice and other ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages and flavored malt drinks. Former agency J. Walter Thompson, part of WPP Group, will retain Smirnoff vodka. ... Coca-Cola de Argentina has moved its estimated $8 million media planning and buying business to Havas' Media Planning Argentina from incumbent Universal McCann Argentina, owned by Interpublic. ... Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. has appointed WPP's Mediaedge:cia in Guangzhou, China, to the estimated $40 million media strategy, planning and buying account for all of its Wrigley and Joyco brands in mainland China after a pitch against the incumbent, Publicis Groupe's Starcom MediaVest Group. ... Johnny Tan has been named executive creative director-China, Omnicom's BBDO Worldwide, Shanghai, from VP-creative director, WPP Group's Young & Rubicam, New York.
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