Monday review recap: M&S, A&E Networks, Heineken, Ovo Energy & more

Marks & Spencer has put its 16-year incumbent, RKCR/Y&R, on alert
Marks & Spencer has put its 16-year incumbent, RKCR/Y&R, on alert

Each Monday Campaign will update you on all the new business opportunities across advertising, media, digital and CRM.

This morning deputy editor Maisie McCabe revealed Marks & Spencer is reviewing its advertising and digital accounts, putting the 16-year incumbent, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, on alert.

Acting news editor Gurjit Degun can exclusively reveal in this round-up that A&E Networks UK, the broadcaster which owns channels including History, is on the hunt for a media planning and buying agency.

The search follows Goodstuff resigning the business after picking up the ITV account. There are six agencies pitching for the account over the next few weeks and A&E Networks UK expects to make a decision at the beginning of July.

Heineken is looking for a second media agency network to work alongside Starcom in a bid to "future proof" its media partnership. The brewing giant is working with AAR on the process.

In last week’s magazine head of media Gideon Spanier revealed Sara Bennison, chief marketing officer at Nationwide, had kicked off the mutual's long-trailed media planning and buying pitch. Havas Media has had the business since 2008.

The Bristol-based Ovo Energy is trying to break up the dominance of the "big six" providers. If you fancy helping Ovo, Campaign's associate editor Kate Magee revealed it has kicked off a review to find a creative agency. However, it might be worth noting its last agency, Wieden & Kennedy, failed to get any work out.

If you’re into football or music there might be an opportunity for you among the final two pitches. Arsenal is looking for an agency to help it develop its brand and capitalise on its online following, while headphones brand Bowers & Wilkins is looking for a creative agency through Oystercatchers.

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