AMV BBDO’s an interesting one – not wholly happy with its new quarters at Omnicom Towers in Southwark but rolling its sleeves up none the less.
It has so many big accounts that new ones are hard to come by but it’s now won Hiscox insurance in an ISBA pitch against Anomaly and Wieden+Kennedy. Hiscox isn’t exactly Aviva, which it lost to Omnicom sibling adam&eveDDB last year, but it’s a big company all the same.
Will Abbott, marketing director at Hiscox UK and Ireland says: “AMV really impressed us with their clarity of thought, deep understanding of our audiences, and an intuitive sense of the Hiscox values. We were looking for a new strategic partner in this pitch who will share our ambitions for the brand, and I’m confident we’ve found a great match in AMV.”
AMV BBDO CEO Ian Pearman says: “Hiscox is the most fantastic challenger brand in a category that desperately needs disrupting. We couldn’t be more excited about helping them on the next stage of their journey.”
Clients must be trying to change agencies before they go on their holidays.
Expedia has moved its travel account from Ogilvy to Fallon – welcome news that Fallon is still alive.
And Droga5 London has won Scotch whisky Glenmorangie’s “global” account from Amsterdam agency BSUR, against VCCP and The Brooklyn Brothers. Droga5 in London seems to be moving at last although it would be nice if they ever saw their way to communicating with us. Thought Dave Droga was the great communicator..