Welcome to The Drum's Business on the Move column, where we collate agency account news, reviews, agency launches, rebrands, and acquisitions.
This week includes moves from Audi, BBH, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the i newspaper, Viacom and CBS.
Tayburn has added a number of brands to its client roster, including Aecom who has hired the agency to deliver a building information modeling digital product for Network Rail. Dorel Juvenile has tasked Tayburn to support its group-wide transformation programme, while SpeakUnique has got the agency on board to help with brand and website development.
Adam & Eve/DDB has been awarded the Avanti West Coast account. It is taking over the West Coast Mine Line next week (8 December).
Steel Warriors - the charity that melts down knives taken off London's streets to make outdoor gyms - has appointed Lucky Generals to build its brand and drive further funding.
This week's acquisitions
- The Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) has bought the i newspaper and website from JPI Media for just under £50m.
- Innocean Worldwide has completed the acquisition of Wellcom Group.
- Uberflip has acquired SnapApp.
Hardhat has won the creative account for Victoria University, taking on all its integrated marketing.
Hisense Australia has appointed Carat as its media communications agency.
Archetype has won the Havells India account.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has appointed AMV BBDO, BBDO Düsseldorf and Hearts & Science to run a global health campaign geared towards garnering public support for efforts to end preventable death in the developing world.
Bloomberg Media has merged its social video news and digital video news operations, bringing the group under 'QuickTake by Bloomberg' brand ahead of the launch of its OTT news streaming channel 2020.
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