Monster.co.uk, the online job search site owned by TMP Worldwide,
is looking for an agency network to handle its dollars 20 million
advertising account across Europe.
The company, which spent pounds 2 million in the UK two months before
Christmas, is drawing up a shortlist.
Media is handled by RCL Communications in the UK. Rikke Rasmussen,
European marketing director for Monster, said the media arrangements may
also be reviewed in the long term.
She added that the aim was to consolidate the creative business to
achieve cost savings and look at the business from a more European
The site is running in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK and
it is planning to launch in Germany and Ireland shortly. It is well
established in the US.
The incumbent on the UK creative account, Redhanded Films, developed
press, TV and outdoor campaigns which broke last October. That work used
children voicing the opinions of adults disenchanted with their jobs.