Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe is thought to be the only agency left pitching for the 5m Nintendo account.
The Morgan Partnership’s creative director, Kit Marr, has left the Glasgow-based agency after his contract was terminated. The agency handles the Kwik-Fit account.
Nissan Motor Germany has sacked TBWA Dusseldorf from its $52m (32.5m) account and will search for a new agency.
Ogilvy One is losing chairman and chief executive Wendy Riches, who is leaving the company’s New York office.
Golden Wonder has launched its new prawn cocktail flavour Wotsits with an animated commercial (right) through Bartle Bogle Hegarty, starring a character called Willie and his companion Whopping Wotsit. Media is through Motive Communications.
Brann and Barraclough Hall Woolston Gray have been shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Reward Card account. WWAVV Rapp Collins has been caretaking the account since resigning by ‘mutual agreement’ last year.
Ogilvy & Mather has held on to Bupa’s 5m advertising account following a review. Bupa claims it has not talked to other agencies since announcing its intention to review.
Mellors Reay & Partners and a number of other agencies are talking to investment firm Mercury Asset Management about the advertising account for its offshore business. This does not affect the main UK account handled by DMB&B Financial.
Senior King has been appointed to handle Rank-owned Oasis Villages’ 1.5m advertising account, previously held by Delaney Fletcher Bozell.
Camelot held pitches for its 19m advertising account today (Wednesday) and yesterday. Incumbent Saatchi & Saatchi, J Walter Thompson, Publicis, Abbott Mead Vickers. BBDO, WCRS, M&C Saatchi and Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters are pitching in the first round.
The COI is expected to decide today (Wednesday) if Ogilvy & Mather and Mark Williams Associates, or HHCL & Partners and Bell Pottinger Good Relations, have won the 2m account to promote the Welsh Assembly elections.
Spirit will handle print advertising and direct mail in the UK and US for upmarket cufflinks retailer Long Mire, which has a shop in Mayfair.
SA Brain, Wales’ largest independent brewer, has launched a press and poster campaign for Dylan’s, a smooth ale, through Elf Designs of Cardiff.