Crispin Porter + Bogusky wins global Milka creative duties

Crispin Porter + Bogusky has been awarded the global creative account for Kraft Foods chocolate brand Milka in a pitch against incumbent Ogilvy & Mather and two undisclosed agencies.

Milka: Crispin Porter + Bogusky wins global duties
Milka: Crispin Porter + Bogusky wins global duties

The global account had been previously handled by O&M from its Paris office. The WPP-owned agency also held the UK business.

Global vice-president of marketing for Kraft, Daryl Fielding, is understood to have led the pitch for the business.

A spokesperson for Kraft said: "We have completed extensive work to help us understand the Milka consumer: what they want in life, what they are looking for from the brand and how cultural differences affect the perspectives and the way in which they interact with the brand."

The review of the Milka account followed the £11.5bn takeover of Cadbury by Kraft in January this year.

Following the takeover, Kraft is now looking to move the Milka brand toward the premium chocolate market. It currently competes with a range of Cadbury brands including Dairy Milk and Flake, the creative accounts for which are held by Fallon and Saatchi & Saatchi respectively.

Ogilvy has recently launched a series of TV ads for Milka featuring cows, which allied the brand to its Alpine roots.

Crispin Porter + Bogusky already handles the Kraft business for its Macaroni & Cheese range, which it won in March.

Become a member of Campaign from just £46 a quarter

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.co.uk plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

Partner content

Share

1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

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).