Agencies line up for Bentley ad account

Bentley, the Volkswagen-owned luxury car marque, is looking for an agency to handle its estimated £5 million pan-European advertising account.

Bentley: reviewing ad account
Bentley: reviewing ad account

The manufacturer has approached agencies directly about the pitch, which comprises mainly direct marketing, dealer marketing, events and regional advertising. A result is expected before the summer.

Bentley’s UK account has most recently been handled by Adam & Eve/DDB, which also oversees advertising for its VW parent. It is understood that the agency will repitch for the business.

In September last year, Adam & Eve/DDB strengthened its relationship with VW by picking up the £5 million advertising account for VW Commercial Vehicles after a pitch against VCCP, Beattie McGuinness Bungay and the incumbent, Iris.

In June last year, Bentley handed its estimated £15 million global media account to PHD. The pitch also featured Media­Com, which works on VW brands including Seat, Audi and Skoda.

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