HOTLINE: AMV Advance appointed to handle Mates condoms business

AMV Advance, the BBDO integrated specialist, has been appointed to handle the Mates condoms business after a pitch against two other undisclosed agencies. Mates, launched by Richard Branson in the 80s, and now part of Ansell Healthcare, is the number two brand in the £70 million UK market behind Durex, which has an 80 per cent share.