C&J Clark International has been talking to London agencies about its
pounds 3 million to pounds 5 million advertising account.
The marketing services director, Rosemary Carr, and the advertising
manager, Hugh Croad, have spoken to a number of shops recently about the
future of the shoe manufacturer’s brands, which include Clark’s, K Shoes
The Clark’s brand is currently handled by TBWA, which won the company’s
entire business in July last year, but later ceded K Shoes to its
previous incumbent, McCann-Erickson Manchester.
However, since those appointments, the ailing Somerset-based shoe giant
has hired a new chief executive, Tim Parker, who is credited with
turning around the electronics manufacturer, Kenwood.
Joe Hoare, managing director of TBWA, said he knew of no formal review,
but understood that its contract ends in April.
The K Shoes ad, ‘creak’, by Bartle Bogle Hegarty, won best commercial of
the year in the 1989 BTAA awards.