AOL puts Grey on notice as it prepares for January pitch

LONDON - AOL has put Grey on notice as it gears up for a review in January.

The decision coincides with Grey's involvement in the BSkyB review, which includes the Sky Broadband business.

An AOL source said the company was uncomfortable with the fact that Grey was pitching for Sky's account. However, an AOL spokesman denied notice had been served as a result of Grey breaching its contract by participating in the pitch.

The move follows the sale of AOL's access business to the Carphone Warehouse in a £370m deal. That portion of the business, including broadband subscription drives, is expected to be handed to Clemmow Hornby Inge when the deal is completed in December.

AOL UK, meanwhile, will hold a pitch for its UK web portal business.

If you have an opinion on this or any other issue raised on Brand Republic, join the debate in the Forum.

Become a member of Campaign

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to, plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events.

Become a member

What is Campaign AI?

Our new premium service offering bespoke monitoring reports for your company.

Find out more

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an alert now

Partner content