Pitch update: Paddy Power shortlist plus PHE, Sainsbury's and Secret Escapes

M&C Saatchi, Fold7, BMB and Grey London have been taken through to the next stage in the Paddy Power creative review.

Paddy Power: Crispin Porter & Bogusky is not repitching
Paddy Power: Crispin Porter & Bogusky is not repitching

Paddy Power held chemistry meetings for its ad review last Tuesday (9 December). M&C Saatchi, Fold7, BMB and Grey London will be taking part in a briefing in the second week of January ahead of the full pitch. The incumbent, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, is not repitching. Oystercatchers is handling the process.

Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO, DLKW Lowe, M&C Saatchi and Kindred, working with Now, have been shortlisted for the Public Health England final pitch. The winner of the pitch, which is being handled by Crown Commercial Service, will handle Public Health England’s Living Well brand and manage its flagship Smokefree brand.

Sainsbury's held chemistry meetings as part of the pitch for its £40 million media planning and buying business last week. Sainsbury’s internal teams are handling the process. The incumbent, PHD, is repitching. Other agencies thought to be involved include the WPP duo MediaCom and Maxus.

The online luxury-travel brand Secret Escapes held pitches last week as it looks for a new creative agency. The incumbent is Big Al’s Creative Emporium.

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