Oracle pools pounds 20m non-US advertising into DDB’s network

The DDB network is thought to have won the international advertising account for Oracle, the computer company, in all territories outside the US.

The DDB network is thought to have won the international

advertising account for Oracle, the computer company, in all territories

outside the US.



The US account is already handled by DDB’s sister Omnicom agency, the

Los Angeles-based hotshop, Think New Ideas. Its work has previously been

used in campaigns for other territories.



Oracle spent less than pounds 500,000 above the line in the UK last

year, but the world’s second-largest software company is stepping up its

advertising activities around the world and the new account is expected

to be worth more than pounds 20 million across Europe, the Middle East

and Africa over the coming year.



BMP DDB will take over the account in this country later in the year,

and is tipped to act as the lead creative agency on the business.



Oracle launched a pounds 15 million global campaign this week which

carries the strapline, ’Do you know?’. The print ads, created by Think

New Ideas, will run in national newspapers around the world in

September.



Oracle’s non-US media business is handled by Optimedia, which won the

business without a pitch in January. A spokeswoman for Oracle would not

confirm or deny the change of agency and nobody at BMP was available to

comment.



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