McCann-Erickson has won the dollars 50 million global corporate
account for DuPont, the US-based energy and chemicals company. Its
appointment follows a pitch in New York against Young & Rubicam, J.
Walter Thompson and Saatchi & Saatchi, which last month won the dollars
30 million global business for DuPont’s Lycra brand.
Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters and HHCL & Partners have been knocked off
the shortlist for the pounds 5 million Bupa creative account. Leagas
Delaney and WCRS are still in the running.
Spar, the convenience store chain, is understood to be looking for an
agency. Tenet Advertising is the incumbent on the business and it is
believed the retailer has drawn up a long list of six agencies.
Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, M&C Saatchi, Lowe Howard-Spink and Leo Burnett
will pitch for the consumer part of BT’s pounds 105 million advertising
M&C Saatchi, Ammirati Puris Lintas, Partners BDDH and Rainey Kelly
Campbell Roalfe are on the business shortlist, while the youth list
comprises St Luke’s, Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters, Wieden & Kennedy and
Wilcon, the UK’s fourth largest house builder, is talking to agencies in
London, Leeds and Manchester about the future of its account, worth a
total of pounds 7 million above and below the line. The business is
currently held by Cogent.
Friends of the Earth, the environmental pressure group, is calling for a
ban on the TV advertising of children’s products until after 9pm. It is
urging its members to write to their MPs and is pressing Chris Smith,
the secretary of state for culture, media and sport, to support the
The Bordeaux Wine Trade Council has shortlisted Partners BDDH, Walsh
Trott Chick Smith, Leagas Delaney and Banks Hoggins O’Shea/FCB to pitch
for a three-year project with an annual budget of pounds 1 million.
Fuji, the film and camera manufacturer, has lined up Grey to pitch
against its incumbent agency, TBWA GGT Simons Palmer, for its pounds 3
million account. The company wants to become a more potent competitor to
the market leader, Kodak.
The BBC and ITV are to ban party political broadcasts which look like
news bulletins, after the Independent Television Commission upheld
complaints that a Liberal Democrat PPB, shown at 10pm on ITV last month,
misled viewers. It was fronted by David Walter, the party’s director of
communications and a former TV journalist.
The number of people working in Britain’s agencies has remained almost
constant at 12,800 for the third successive year, according to the
latest census by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising. Nick
Phillips, the IPA’s director-general, said: ’Agencies are still enjoying
revenue growth but with fewer people working longer hours’.
Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters is believed to have poached Tom Vick, Ogilvy
& Mather’s new-business director, to take responsibility for its
flagship Daewoo account.
John Ayling & Associates has picked up three media planning and buying
accounts, netting a claimed pounds 6.2 million in billings. Adecco
Alfred Marks has appointed the agency to handle a pounds 3 million
corporate campaign; Jeyes has centralised its business into the agency
and the third task comes from Internet Network Services.
Capital Advertising has issued a call to entries for this year’s
Newslink Radio Creative Awards. The entries must be for brands that have
not advertised nationally on commercial radio for three years. For
details, call Newslink on 0171-766 6395.