Morgan Stanley is reviewing its UK consumer advertising account, worth almost £20m, following the end of a 17-year relationship with incumbent agency Leo Burnett in the US. It is not known whether Leo Burnett will repitch in the UK. A decision is not expected until the end of the year.
Despite going live with campaigns on the same day, marketing boss Simon Groves insists Virgin Media O2 is on a mission to differentiate between the two “distinct” brands.
Reacting to news of an upcoming government campaign calling on businesses to divert marketing spend into cutting prices, marketers point out the function’s role as a “growth lever” for both businesses and the economy.
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