Ammirati Puris Lintas has snatched the media planning for Burger
King’s pounds 12m advertising account from The Media Centre.
The move follows DMB&B’s loss of the Burger King creative account to APL
John Prior, Burger King’s marketing director for Europe, the Middle-East
and Africa, said: ’It makes sense to align the planning with the
creative.’ When asked about the media buying, currently handled by
Zenith Media, he said: ’We have no intention of changing that at
Last year Burger King spent pounds 6m on advertising in the UK
(Register-MEAL), but has said that this year’s spend will be almost
The Burger King win comes just weeks after APL’s media department picked
up the pan-European planning for Compaq computers.
Together they more than plug the gap left by the loss of Lever Europe’s
strategic media planning to Initiative Media and the CIA Group, revealed
on Marketing Online last week.
The account moves follow major changes in Burger King’s senior
The UK marketing director role formerly occupied by Samantha Smith has
been axed and Prior has replaced Keith Snelgrove as marketing director
for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In April, the fast-food giant ditched the wacky style of recent
Earlier this month, it lifted its ban on British beef.