Meanwhile, ad agencies are lining up for the meaty piece of Heinz business that got pulled out of McCann Erickson as a result of some spurious global conflict. Lowe, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, DDB London and Bartle Bogle Hegarty are in the running.
MindShare has been put in a bit of an awkward position following its £10 million Admiral win earlier this month - it's also pitching for Axa. Rumour is rife that it will be forced to pull out because of the win, but sources at the agency are adamant that neither client is bothered about any potential conflict.
The Freeview creative and media brief at the AAR looks like a great opportunity, but you'd better make sure your hands are clean first. The client is determined not to even consider agencies that already work for another broadcaster.
Search marketing is the place to be. British Gas and The Telegraph have kicked off reviews this week, while a decision on the £5 million Sky account is imminent.