Pitch update

The three WPP agencies that will pitch for Vodafone's £47 million advertising business have been selected. JWT London, Ogilvy & Mather and Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R have made the cut. Initial briefings take place tomorrow (Friday), and the whole process should be concluded by the end of next month. The AAR is supporting Vodafone in handling the process.

The Transport for London pitch has been delayed. The irony of the process being delayed by a month, admittedly not as long as the average Northern Line train, will surely not be lost on the pitching agencies Grey, Dare, Ogilvy and the incumbents, M&C Saatchi and WCRS. The pitch, which had been scheduled for the end of this month, will now take place at the end of August.

Onken, the bio yoghurt brand, has shortlisted 18 Feet & Rising, Euro RSCG London and Hooper Galton to pitch for its account. The AAR is co-ordinating the process.

A quick update on the Seabrooks Crisps advertising review, which was revealed in last week's issue. It seems like the process will focus on finding an agency to handle sales promotion and experiential work as the brand looks to expand in the South. Propaganda, which has worked with Seabrooks since 2006, will continue to handle the brand's advertising activity.

Having decided on the creative shortlist last week, Majestic Wines has popped the cork for the media agencies UM London, MediaCom and the7stars, who will now battle it out on the pitch. The AAR held an all-agency briefing yesterday (Wednesday).

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