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Coca-Cola has brought in Exposure as part of a multi-million-pound UK investment in its Schweppes brand, without a pitch. Four-year incumbent Henry's House continues to handle the drinks giant's Oasis brand, on which it has worked since January.

Lynne Franks has been confirmed as one of the speakers at the inaugural Green Awards on 29 November. Organised by Satellite Marketing, they aim to recognise marketers and PROs who promote sustainability in engaging and creative ways.

M&C Saatchi Sponsorship has rebranded as M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment - in response to a growing number of entertainment briefs, including the Orange Prize for Fiction. The company is looking to recruit a head of entertainment.

Unilever is using Frank PR to popularise its Colman's condiments brand. Frank last week unveiled its first stunt, the ‘£100 kebab' - made of crocodile, ostrich, kangaroo, springbok, kudu, wildebeest and bison, and garnished with Colman's.

The closing date for entering the 20 November Association of Media Evaluation Companies 2006 Communication Effectiveness Awards is 30 June. 

In our report on the European Sabre Awards last week, we omitted to mention that Fleishman-Hillard won four gongs, including the Platinum Programme of the Year. This was for its work on the low-cost Mzansi bank account with the Banking Association of South Africa.

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