Agencies line up for Patrick Cox project

The luxury shoe designer Patrick Cox is holding a pitch for its advertising account.

Industry insiders suggest that M&C Saatchi, Leagas Delaney and one other shop have been asked to pitch for the brief, which will cover print advertising.

Rosemin Ratanschi, the PR director at Patrick Cox, said: "We've approached some agencies to ask them to pitch, but we haven't yet decided if that is the route we want to go. We're just trying to decide what is the best approach for us to get the Patrick Cox brand out there."

The fashion brand, which currently handles its advertising in-house, has courted controversy in the past, with two explicit campaigns landing it in hot water with the Advertising Standards Authority.