Wrigley, the chewing gum manufacturer, is reviewing its £19m
media planning and buying account.
It is believed that incumbent CIA will repitch for the work, but the
destination of the account may be affected by the merger currently being
thrashed out between CIA and Tempus-owned The Media Edge.
Following the announcement of the merger, speculation has mounted about
a potential conflict between CIA's work for Wrigley and The Media Edge's
activity for Colgate Palmolive, which is currently developing a dental
Wrigley recently revealed it is teaming up with FMCG giant Procter &
Gamble to launch its own range of dental gum.
Both CIA and Wrigley denied that the merger was the reason for the
Wrigley dominates the UK chewing gum market, holding a 98 per cent