NEWS: Zenith Direct sees off CIA to land Viglen media account

campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 25 October 1996 12:00AM

Zenith Direct has recorded its first new-business win since its launch two weeks ago after a two-way shoot-out with CIA Medianetwork.

Zenith Direct has recorded its first new-business win since its launch

two weeks ago after a two-way shoot-out with CIA Medianetwork.



The spin-off media agency has hooked the pounds 2 million media planning

and buying account for the computer company, Viglen. The account was

previously handled by Lesniak Jones Liddell on a full-service basis,

with CIA responsible for TV buying. Viglen is seeking a creative agency

and the incumbent is expected to repitch.



Viglen is the direct PC sales arm of Amstrad, a mainstream Zenith

client. It expects to spend pounds 2 million on media in the next year.



Zenith Direct will take over the account on 1 November and has been

briefed to diversify Viglen’s media usage.



Claire Myerscough, the head of Zenith Direct, said: ‘Viglen’s goal is to

build brand awareness and market share. It wants to break through the

noise of current computer advertising.’



Last year, Viglen spent pounds 1.5 million on direct response press ads

in computer titles. The company is now likely to move away from

specialist titles and into more mainstream publications.



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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