Fallon has been appointed to handle Sony’s &£70m pan-European advertising business for the entertainment giant’s consumer electronic business.
The agency pitched against incumbent Saatchi & Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO, Rapley Smith & Jones and Weiden & Kennedy.
The business does not include advertising for Sony’s PlayStation games consoles, which continues to be handled by TBWA globally, or mobile handset joint venture Sony Ericsson, which is handled by BBH.
As well as creating advertising, Fallon will also handle planning for Sony across all media including television, online and outdoor in 20 European countries.
The first campaign from Fallon will launch in April, but it is not known which product it will focus on. Fallon in London will have lead creative status for the brand.