Pitch Update: Thinkbox schedules meetings, Virgin Experience Days decision imminent

Starling Bank is also searching for an agency.

Thinkbox: due to make an appointment in July
Thinkbox: due to make an appointment in July

Ongoing

Thinkbox has issued RFIs for its creative agency review. It is planning to hold chemistry meetings in early June and expects to make a decision by the first week of July. AAR is assisting with the process. The TV marketing body has worked with Red Brick Road for 12 years.

Virgin Experience Days is holding final meetings with agencies for its ad account next week and is planning to come to a decision soon after. Above & Beyond, Atomic and Snap London pitched for the business earlier this month. Creativebrief is working on the process.

Tissue meetings for the Homebase creative account are taking place this week. Agencies including Atomic and Fold7 are involved in the process. Pitches are taking place over the week commencing 27 May. The review is handled by AAR.

Reviews

Starling Bank, the mobile-first challenger bank, has issued an RFI for a creative agency. The review is supported by Oystercatchers. The bank previously worked with Common Industry, which created an ad tackling money taboos in 2018.

Wins

AllTogetherNow has been appointed creative agency of record for Onken after a four-way pitch. The agency replaces George & Dragon and is tasked with building awareness of the Onken masterbrand.

Battersea Cats & Dogs Home has appointed Blue State Digital to help the organisation develop its digital strategy after a competitive pitch. There was no incumbent.

Royal Caribbean International has retained Truant for its UK ad account after the agency battled against Brothers and Sisters and MullenLowe London.

Snack brand Well & Truly has picked Creature to help it grow the brand. The agency was awarded the account without a pitch. Well & Truly previously worked with B&B Studio for a repackaging and design brief.

Pickled cucumber brand Mrs Elswood has awarded its social media account to Brilliant. There was no incumbent.

FitFlop has enlisted ForwardPMX to handle its global paid search and social activity.

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