Pitch update

We've got bad news for all the agencies in a froth of excitement over the prospect of an Innocent pitch; it seems that the client has decided to postpone the review. The plan is to let Lowe have another go, and only pitch the account if that doesn't work out. Sounds like some very astute back-foot account handling from Lowe.

Fortis' giant pitch appears to be making some ground. Four agencies are in contention: Grey, Ogilvy, DDB and Leo Burnett. Punters expect another round of pitching to reduce the list down to two or three, then a final shoot-out. Sounds like a lot of work, but with a spend of £150 million, it might be worth it.

Johnson & Johnson media lumbers along, but is keen for a quick result. Latest gossip suggests Asia-Pacific and the US to be resolved next week, followed by the European result. There's a general feeling that Carat is feeling confident, although nobody is able to explain why.

Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam is off the pitch for the global Jameson account. The news leaves M&C Saatchi and Fred Farid Lambert in the contest, which is being overseen by Agency Assessments.

Courage, being handled by the AAR, is down to two agencies: Farm and Krow. Lucky them as the pitch is being expanded to include Bombadier and possibly Red Stripe. The latter brands were with Team Saatchi.

Meanwhile, Farm and Mustoes are scheduled to do battle on 16 July for The Children's Mutual.

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