BLM beats three to take on Bourne Leisure holiday task

LONDON - BLM Media has won the £5m media account for the Bourne Leisure holiday brands Haven Holidays and British Holidays.

The agency won the two accounts following a competitive pitch, run by the AAR, against Mediaedge:cia and two other agencies.

Mediaedge:cia retains the Warners and Butlins holiday brands, which were not included in the pitch process.

According to Nielsen Media Research, Haven Holidays and British Holidays spend £5m above the line. The brands spend a further £3 million on direct marketing.

Tim Gibson, the sales and marketing director at Bourne Leisure, said: "We chose BLM because it offered us the best all-round proposition in terms of strategy, planning and buying and expert evaluation."

Earlier this month, Bourne Leisure appointed HDM to handle its through-the-line account following a pitch against Joshua, Quiet Storm and Mustoes. It was previously held by Publicis.

Haven Holidays is planning a TV campaign starting in December.

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