Transport for London has decided who to put through to the next round of creative and media pitches. Sources say that the creative incumbent, M&C Saatchi, has made the cut. Other ad agencies believed to be in the running include Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Engine, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy & Mather, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R and VCCP. MEC is the media incumbent.
Barnardo’s has kicked off its search for a new creative shop. The children’s charity, which has sent out RFIs to agencies, is also hunting for a digital strategy shop.
American Airlines will hold its global creative and media pitches in Dallas next week. The incumbents are McCann Erickson New York, the Dallas-based TM Advertising and UM.
AAR is handling the TfL, Barnardo’s and American Airlines reviews.
Agencies vying for the global E.ON media account submitted RFPs this week. MediaCom handles the £8.5 million business in the UK.