The British Heart Foundation and Marston’s are both looking for a
new agency following the merger of TBWA Simons Palmer with GGT.
As predicted in Campaign last week, the two former Simons Palmer clients
will not have a home at the new agency. The British Heart Foundation
account clashes dramatically with GGT’s Marlboro/Philip Morris tobacco
business, which is worth around pounds 4 million to the agency in the
UK. The British Heart Foundation spent pounds 1.5 million last year.
Marston’s clashes with GGT’s Scottish Courage business, which includes
the John Smith’s bitter and Holsten Pils accounts.
Again, the smaller spender has been sacrificed for the bigger
Marston’s spent less than pounds 500,000 last year through Manning
Gottleib Media, while GGT’s Scottish Courage brands have an annual
budget of nearly pounds 10 million.