The online bank is about to kick off chemistry meetings ahead of a pitch for its global media planning and buying account, with agencies being asked to pitch in the days before 25 December.
The pan-European Universal Music media review gathers pace. MediaCom and Carat have finished their final meetings with individual label heads at the company, and so a result could be imminent. Both agencies will no doubt be relieved to be at the end of a tortuously long process, which kicked off in January.
And Unilever is close to announcing a shortlist for the pan-European part of its global media review. Presentations, which are being handled on a region- by-region basis, are expected to start in Europe on 1 December.
Karmarama, meanwhile, is out of the running on the PaddyPower creative pitch. It is understood the incumbent agency was not asked to repitch.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Saatchi & Saatchi and one other unnamed agency are vying for the business, with a result expected imminently.