The DDB network is thought to have won the international
advertising account for Oracle, the computer company, in all territories
outside the US.
The US account is already handled by DDB’s sister Omnicom agency, the
Los Angeles-based hotshop, Think New Ideas. Its work has previously been
used in campaigns for other territories.
Oracle spent less than pounds 500,000 above the line in the UK last
year, but the world’s second-largest software company is stepping up its
advertising activities around the world and the new account is expected
to be worth more than pounds 20 million across Europe, the Middle East
and Africa over the coming year.
BMP DDB will take over the account in this country later in the year,
and is tipped to act as the lead creative agency on the business.
Oracle launched a pounds 15 million global campaign this week which
carries the strapline, ’Do you know?’. The print ads, created by Think
New Ideas, will run in national newspapers around the world in
Oracle’s non-US media business is handled by Optimedia, which won the
business without a pitch in January. A spokeswoman for Oracle would not
confirm or deny the change of agency and nobody at BMP was available to