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Account Moves

November 19, 2012


Arriva UK Bus has appointed Haslimann Taylor to handle its six-figure consumer and b2b PR account, following a four-way pitch. Read more: http://bit.ly/TMyLSC

People

November 16, 2012


Iris London's joint chief executive Tom Poynter is leaving the agency at the end of the year. Ian Millner, the global chief executive, will continue to lead Iris after Poynter's departure. Read more: http://bit.ly/TOm9wv

Industry

November 16, 2012


Starbucks has added to its tea portfolio by snapping up the Teavana brand, which sells high-end loose leaf teas in 300 shopping malls across the US. Read more: http://bit.ly/Wfwd6z Twinkie maker Hostess to close. Read more: http://on.wsj.com/WbaQyn

Agencies

November 16, 2012


A deal to buy the business is in place and the process is thought to be at the due diligence stage. Read more: http://bit.ly/SS3HC4

Account Moves

November 16, 2012


Kingfisher has handed MEC its consolidated £45 million media planning and buying business for its B&Q, TradePoint and Screwfix brands. Read more: http://bit.ly/T5SIaT JD Williams, the catalogue retailer, has appointed McCann Manchester to handle strategic and creative work for …