Toblerone appoints Mcgarrybowen to global ad account

Toblerone: my Toblerone by Ogilvy & Mather London
Toblerone: my Toblerone by Ogilvy & Mather London

Toblerone has appointed Mcgarrybowen London to handle its global advertising business.

The agency won the account following a two-way pitch again Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam. Ogilvy & Mather was the incumbent on the account, but did not repitch.

The chocolate brand, which is now owned by Mondelez, a new snacks business separated from Kraft Foods last month, began approaching agencies directly in September.

Most-recent major TV work for Toblerone, created by Ogilvy & Mather in March 2011, showed a woman devising new and interesting ways to eat a bar by breaking up its triangular segments.

The campaign included a website that asked: "What makes your Toblerone, Toblerone?" People could then upload videos and participate in monthly challenges.

It is the second win for Mcgarrybowen since it changed its name from Dentsu London earlier this year. In July,  the agency picked up the £25 million Honda pan-European account.

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