The media planning and buying for Eircom and its Meteor mobile phone operation is out to pitch. Mindshare, which handles Eircom, and Vizeum, the agency for Meteor, are competing with Initiative for the combined account. It is one of a series of major media and creative reviews doing the rounds.
VHI and FBD, both handled by MediaVest, are out to pitch as it the ESB media. DDFH&B-JWT, McCann Erickson and the incumbent, Publicis QMP, is pitching for VHI creative. The AIB media review, with Starcom, Vizeum and the incumbent MCM in contention, is due to be decided by the end of next month.
The Rail Procurement Agency (RPA), the Luas operator, is seeing creative shops as is Xtra-vision. Ogilvy and Cawley NeaTBWA are among those vying for an EU project for the UK and Ireland called Milk in Action. Superquinn has spoken to agencies about creative work, currently with Rothco.
Y&R has added Danone and Innocent drinks, both of which were with McConnellsintegrated.