Paddy Power awards £20m advertising business to BMB

BMB has picked up the £20 million Paddy Power creative account, previously handled by Crispin Porter & Bogusky.

Paddy Power: Crispin Porter & Bogusky, the incumbent since 2011, did not repitch
Paddy Power: Crispin Porter & Bogusky, the incumbent since 2011, did not repitch

The agency will focus on TV and radio activity for the bookmaker, which looks after much of its outdoor and print work in-house.

The pitch was handled by Oystercatchers. Chemistry meetings took place before Christmas and the final pitches were this week.

Paul Sweeney, the head of brand at Paddy Power, said: "We can’t wait to see how much trouble we can get into with our new friends at BMB."

Trevor Beattie, the co-founder of BMB, added: "We are delighted to be working with Paddy Power. It’s a marriage made in mischief."

During the process, the shortlisted agencies – BMB, Fold7, Grey London and M&C Saatchi – attended a meeting at the Tower of London.

CP&B had worked on the Paddy Power account since 2011, when it beat CHI & Partners and Mother, but did not repitch.

The brand also works with Lucky Generals on projects.

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