CGE&Y shortlists four for £15m global brief

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Europe's largest computer services and business consultancy, is reviewing its £15 million global advertising and media accounts.

CGE&Y has shortlisted Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper, Grey Worldwide, McCann-Erickson and TBWA/Worldwide to contest the creative business. The pitch will be handled out of CGE&Y's headquarters in Paris.

The incumbent, the Amsterdam-based agency StrawberryFrog , will not repitch for the business.

The media shortlist is still being drawn up, but it is likely that the incumbent, BlueFrog, a sister agency of StrawberryFrog, will not take part in the review.

Last summer, CGE&Y ran its first integrated marketing campaign urging companies to defy the economy. Posters carried lines such as "Notice.

I'm in a foul mood, and you're all coming with me. Thanks - The economy" and "Attention: please remain fearful while running your company until further notice. Thanks - The economy".

Other elements included broadcast, press, a website that encouraged visitors to adapt better to changes in the economy and an e-mail campaign.

StrawberryFrog picked up the CGE&Y account last spring after an 18-month review, which was triggered by the decision to ditch the international, incumbent D'Arcy.

The CGE&Y company was created in May 2000 when Cap Gemini acquired Ernst & Young's management consulting business. It is based in Paris and competes with consultancies such as IBM, EDS and Accenture.

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