Agencies line up for Virgin Media digital

LONDON - Virgin Media is on the hunt for an agency to handle two digital briefs and has approached agencies with a view to holding a pitch for the business.

Virgin Media...looking for digital agencies
Virgin Media...looking for digital agencies

The mobile, digital TV and broadband provider is seeking a digital partner to handle two web development projects, the exact nature of which have yet to be revealed.

The pitch is expected to take place in the next couple of weeks. 

Virgin Media has previously used the digital agency Start to produce its websites and related digital advertising.

The company has also used its direct marketing agency, Rapier, to produce a number of online campaigns. It is not known whether either agency will compete for the business.

The news comes shortly after Virgin Media announced plans to cut around 2,200 jobs, as part of a restructure.

Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, which is also on the Virgin Media roster, recently launched a TV campaign featuring an animated Kelly Osbourne.

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Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).