Plenty set to appoint AMV to creative account

Kitchen-roll brand is owned by Essity, which also works with AMV on Bodyform.

Plenty: Juan Sheet character created by Publicis.Poke
Plenty: Juan Sheet character created by Publicis.Poke

Plenty, the kitchen-roll brand, is set to appoint Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO to its UK advertising account after a three-way pitch including McCann UK and the incumbent, Publicis.Poke.

Publicis London (which merged with sister shop Poke last year) had worked on the brand since at least 2010, the year in which the agency introduced long-standing brand mascot Juan Sheet, who has helped the brand secure a market-leading position in the UK. Last year, sales were narrowly ahead of main rival Regina, according to Nielsen data.

Publicis.Poke works with Plenty owner Essity globally on multiple brands in 22 markets and the pitch does not affect its other work. Essity was spun off from Plenty’s former owner, SCA, in 2017 as a holding company for SCA’s health and hygiene brands. 

AMV already works with Essity on femcare brand Bodyform (also known as Libresse), for which it has created the critically acclaimed campaigns "Blood normal" and "Viva la vulva". The latter was the second-most-awarded campaign globally in 2019.

Essity declined to comment.

Become a member of Campaign

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.co.uk , plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Become a member

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an alert now

Partner content