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Maxus Names Lindsay Pattison As New Global CEO, Replacing Vikram Sakhuja — Lindsay Pattison, CEO of Maxus in the U.K., is the new global chief of the WPP Group shop. Pattison replaces Vikram Sakhuja, who will remain in an undisclosed position within GroupM, the WPP division that oversees the company's media agencies. The London-based Pattison will divide her time between the U.K.

Nestlé Waters N.A. Names FCB Garfinkel New Creative Agency — FCB Garfinkel is the new lead agency for Nestlé Waters North America's regional spring water brands, taking over from Interpublic corporate sibling McCann New York.

Andreas Dahlqvist is Grey N.Y.'s New CCO — Andreas Dahlqvist, the chief creative officer at Commonwealth/McCann, is the new CCO at Grey's flagship New York office. Before becoming the creative lead on McCann's dedicated global business unit for General Motors, Dahlqvist was also executive creative director at the Interpublic agency in New York after joining McCann in 2011.

Kohler Shifts Media Assignment to PHD From Vizeum

MediaCom Emerges Is The Winner of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Big Media Pitch in the U.S.

BBDO Leaders Andrew Robertson and David Lubars Reflect on a Decade at the Top — As wooing goes, Andrew Robertson's efforts to seal the deal with David Lubars was not particularly auspicious. In 2004, the newly named BBDO global chief stepped up his efforts to recruit the Fallon chief creative officer, but not only did Roberston show up late for lunch, he came without wallet or phone, sticking Lubars with the bill as well as a used-up phone battery.

Sources Say Leo Burnett Is in the Midst of Succession Planning — Is there yet another high-profile agency executive change coming? Publicis Groupe is looking to replace Leo Burnett CEO Tom Bernardin, sources said, making it just the latest top executive change at the largest networks in the past year-including Kevin Roberts' departure at Saatchi & Saatchi, Tom Carroll at TBWA, Bob Jeffrey at JWT and Jean-Yves Naouri (global executive chairman) at Publicis.

Bayer Consolidates Merck's U.S. Media Buying at MediaCom — Bayer has shifted U.S. media planning and buying for its newly-acquired Merck consumer product line to MediaCom from Initiative, sources said. Annual media spending is estimated at $150 million. The shift came without a pitch.

WPP Sells Kantar TV U.S. Measurement Business To Rentrak — In a move that will provide growing competition to larger rivals like Nielsen, Rentrak, the U.S.-based film and television measurement company, is acquiring WPP's Kantar Media's U.S. TV measurement business for $98 million in Rentrak stock.

Grey New York Names Fred Gerantabee Director of Creative Technology — Amid Grey New York's new business success in the past few years, one thing that may have not been obvious are the digital assignments won by the agency, which is hardly known for technology and more for its traditional work for big-name marketers.
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