AMV leads Top 300 agency billings for fourth year running

Once again Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has retained its position as the biggest advertising agency in the UK, claiming the top slot for the fourth year running according to the Campaign Top 300 report published this week.

Once again Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO has retained its position as

the biggest advertising agency in the UK, claiming the top slot for the

fourth year running according to the Campaign Top 300 report published

this week.



AMV posted a 7 per cent increase in business to bring its 1999 billings

to pounds 382.46 million, stretching the gap over its nearest rival,

Lowe Lintas, to more than pounds 55 million.



The fastest-growing agency within the top ten was BMP DDB, which

recorded a 36 per cent increase in billings to pounds 306.27 million,

catapulting it into the number three slot.



In the media league, Zenith and Carat keep their number one and two

slots, with billings of pounds 582.19 million and pounds 518.63 million

respectively. BMP OMD moves to third place.



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