Pitch update: Costa, Sainsbury's, Argos, Cadbury

Agencies join Costa pitch, while Fallon is not repitching for Cadbury.

Cadbury: Fallon will not be repitching for the brand’s UK creative account
Cadbury: Fallon will not be repitching for the brand’s UK creative account

CHI & Partners joined the previously reported Anomaly London, Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Grey London in pitching for Costa’s global ad account last week. AAR is handling the process. Incumbents 101 and Karmarama are not contesting the business.

The mystery beer brand that has enlisted The Observatory International to manage its ad review will be revealed later this month when successful agencies are invited to a chemistry meeting.

The consolidation of the £115m Sainsbury’s and Argos media account is set to drag on past Easter after the review was reopened in a shock move. M/SIX was awarded the business in February but PHD, incumbent on Sainsbury’s, protested over the way the process was run. The supermarket is now weighing up its decision, after asking both agencies to submit additional information by the end of March.

Fallon is not repitching for Cadbury’s UK account. Publicis Communications is expected to field an alternative candidate in the review.

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