Zed Media loses £100 million Zurich global media

LONDON - Zurich, the financial services group, has selected WPP's Mindshare and Aegis Media to compete for its £100 million global media planning and buying account, ending its relationship with its incumbent, Zed Media.

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Zed, which is owned by ZenithOptimedia, has held the business since 2004, when it won the account after a consolidation of Zurich's global marketing activities into Publicis agencies. The company spends £8 million on UK media.

Key markets for Zurich, which has rebranded services such as Eagle Star with the Zurich name, include the UK, Germany, the US, Switzerland, Spain and Italy.

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Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).