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MEC boss Courtier hails £600m Vodafone media win as 'life changing'

Charles Courtier, the global chief executive of MEC, has described the awarding of the $1 billion (£600 million) worldwide media account to his agency as a "life changing win" and "crucially important" to his network, in a missive to staff.

 

John Lewis Insurance kicks off DM contest

John Lewis has put the direct marketing account for its insurance brand up for review.

 

Direct Line appoints Saatchi & Saatchi to £45m ad account

Direct Line has appointed Saatchi & Saatchi to its £46 million ad account, ending its relationship with M&C Saatchi.

 

BBD Perfect Storm wins PruProtect ad account

PruProtect, the life protection insurance company, has hired BBD Perfect Storm to handle its advertising account.

 

Comparethemarket.com's meerkats leave Coronation Street

Comparethemarket.com will unveil its latest idents for 'Coronation Street' on ITV this evening, the first to be set away from "the street" since the comparison site started sponsoring the show.

 

Scottish Widows: watch the return of the hooded woman

Scottish Widows has returned to TV with a campaign featuring its iconic hooded woman, as the Lloyds Banking Group-owned pensions and investments provider looks forward to its 200th anniversary next year.

 

Business insurance site hires UM London ahead of ad push

Simply Business, the online comparison site for business insurance, has hired UM London to its media planning and buying account ahead of its first big ad campaign.

 

Comparethemarket.com-owner reviews £300m media account

BGL Group, the owner of Comparethemarket.com, has put the £300 million media account for Comparethemarket.com and four of its other businesses up for pitch.

 

Meerkats welcome baby in Christmas day Comparethemarket.com ad

Comparethemarket.com will introduce a new character into its long-running Comparethemeerkat.com storyline in a TV ad airing on Christmas Day.

 

Direct Line reviews £46m ad account

Direct Line is reviewing its £46 million advertising account, putting incumbent M&C Saatchi on alert.

 

Brian the Robot at office Christmas party in Confused.com ad

Confused.com, the insurance comparison website, will launch the first two of its festive ads on Sunday with a spot that features its Brian the Robot character at his first ever Christmas party.

 

Gary Barlow and the meerkats team up for Corrie anniversary

Gary Barlow, the 'X Factor' presenter and former Take That frontman, has performed with Aleksandr Orlov to mark the one-year anniversary of Comparethemarket.com sponsoring 'Coronation Street'

 

Gary Barlow meets the meerkats in Comparethemarket ad

Gary Barlow has teamed up with Comparethemarket.com's meerkat mascots in an ad campaign, ahead of the launch of the singer's latest album.

 

Moneysupermarket.com appoints Huge to UX

Moneysupermarket.com, the price-comparison service, has selected Huge London to work on user experience and website design, after a pitch.

 

Moneysupermarket.com calls CRM pitch

Moneysupermarket.com, the price comparison website, is in the early stages of discussing a CRM brief with agencies.

 

Gocompare shifts £40m ad account to Fold7

The price comparison site Gocompare has handed its £40 million advertising account to Fold7.

 

Zurich shows insurance is all about love

Zurich Insurance Company has launched an ad campaign prompting people to think about how it can protect the things they "truly love".

 

Scottish Widows appoints 101

Scottish Widows, the pensions company, has named 101 as its agency of record after a competitive pitch.

 

TalkSport signs six-figure deal with GoSkippy Insurance

UTV Media's TalkSport has signed up the insurance broker GoSkippy Insurance in a significant six-figure deal to sponsor all of the radio station's traffic and travel updates.

 

Confused.com hunts digital shop

Confused.com, the insurance comparison company, is looking for a digital agency to help revamp its website, following its rebrand in June.

 
 

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