NEWS: Frontline snaps up media task for ZDS computer launches

Frontline Media has won the pounds 1.5 million media planning and buying for the laptop computer manufacturer, Zenith Data Systems, after a competitive pitch.

Frontline Media has won the pounds 1.5 million media planning and buying

for the laptop computer manufacturer, Zenith Data Systems, after a

competitive pitch.



The agency’s brief is to support new and future product launches in the

UK. The latest is the ZDS GT Notebook, which will be promoted in

national and IT press.



Frontline first pitched against a number of unnamed agencies four months

ago. It was then invited to repitch at ZDS’s headquarters in Paris at

the end of last year.



The account was previously handled on a full-service basis by Roose and

Partners. Media was handled by TMD Carat, before being aligned into

Roose and Partners around six months ago.



The win is one of several IT successes for Frontline Media in recent

weeks. Shortly before scooping ZDS, it picked up the French IT giant,

Bull’s, software and entertainment divisions.



Frontline’s media director, John Nichols, said: ‘We have done well in

this area because we used to handle IBM on a pan-European basis when it

was at GGK.’



Nichols and his fellow director, Paul Prince, worked on IBM before the

client consolidated all its advertising into Ogilvy and Mather.



They left GGK to form Frontline Media in January last year. The agency’s

biggest account is National and Provincial, followed by United Friendly.



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