Pitch update

Ah, the Labour Party pitch. In days gone by, it was the sexiest of briefs, but anecdotal evidence suggests agencies are not that interested in promoting the current Government. CHI & Partners, Beattie McGuinness Bungay and Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO are all rumoured to have politely told Douglas Alexander that they're not interested. All of which puts Profero in a rather good position.

Dyson, not happy with taking on America, is moving its UK pitch ahead at an impressive pace. Leagas Delaney, Euro RSCG, Ogilvy and Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam are gathering their statistics on bagless vacuum cleaners in time for a pitch scheduled for mid-September. James Dyson himself is involved in the process, and, word has it, likes to keep close tabs on all of the advertising postpitch, too.

Congrats to Mediaedge:cia for stealing the number-one slot on the billings league. Wins from GoCompare and Paramount have done the trick. Moreover, the media league doesn't include planning-only wins. If it did, MEC's tally would be much higher, having won the £55 million BT planning brief as well as regular bits of COI comms planning this year.

Well, the Nokia pitch has finally ended (congrats to JWT), but that other Pitch Update stalwart, Monster, rumbles on. The latest information suggests that Omnicom's DDB and TBWA\Worldwide are going to continue pitching for the now-global account. No news on who will pitch Stateside, however.