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Owens DBB banks on winning KCB account

Owens DDB has won the KCB Bank ad account against competition from Cawley Nea\TBWA, Chemistry and The Hive, who also pitched.

The bank plans to offer retail deposits at a time when cash-strapped consumers are saving 11pc of disposable income, one of Europe's highest rates.

Meanwhile, Emer Howard is the new strategic planning director at McCann Erickson. Originally from Dublin, Howard worked in London for 10 years with McCann's and Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. She replaces Leo Moore, now at Irish International BBDO.