Pitch update: Morrisons, Sunny, Viacom, Barnardo's

Grey London has pulled out of the Morrisons pitch, citing two major client projects.

Morrisons: Grey withdraws from pitch
Morrisons: Grey withdraws from pitch

Lucy Jameson, the chief executive, said: "It’s not the right time. Our current clients and the energy of our staff must always be our priority. We hope we can work together in the future." This leaves CHI & Partners, J Walter Thompson London and Publicis London to battle it out for the £70 million business. The incumbent, DLKW Lowe, is not repitching.

Brothers and Sisters, Crispin Porter & Bogusky London, Leagas Delaney and The Corner made final pitches for Sunny this week in a review through AAR. St Luke’s is not repitching.

PHD, Starcom Mediavest Group, the7stars, UM London and Vizeum are getting ready to compete for Viacom’s media business next week. UM London currently works on Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, while Vizeum handles Channel 5 and MTV.

Barnardo’s held pitch briefings with Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, FCB Inferno, Karmarama and VCCP for its AAR-led ad review on Tuesday.