The Week: Campbell Lace Beta wins £9m Thomas Cook account

Campbell Lace Beta, the fledgling ad agency set up by Robert Campbell and Garry Lace, has picked up the £9 million advertising account for the travel company Thomas Cook.

The agency won the business following a final shoot-out against Euro RSCG London. There was no retained incumbent on the account. Thomas Cook originally called a pitch in 2007 and reached negotiation stage with The Red Brick Road before talks broke down. Last year, The Company of Angels rolled out a £2.8 million campaign that saw the return of the company's strapline: "Don't just book it. Thomas Cook it."

The win is the first of two in a week for Campbell Lace Beta, which launched in April.

The agency has also picked up the UK advertising account for the online bingo company Jackpotjoy,after a final pitch against Publicis.

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