Louise Ridley
Nov 21, 2013

Carlsberg consolidates bulk of US$160m media into OMD

Carlsberg has consolidated its estimated US$160 million global media account into OMD after a four-way pitch, except the Chinese market, which has been retained by ZenithOptimedia.

Carlsberg consolidates bulk of US$160m media into OMD

OMD previously held the bulk of the brewer’s markets, and has retained its business. The Omnicom agency won a final battle against GroupM's Mindshare to pick up new regions including the key market of France, which was previously held by Carat, as well as India, Serbia and Bulgaria.

OMD will run the business for the next three years from the start of 2014, covering the main Carlsberg brand, as well as Kronenbourg 1664 and Tuborg.

The review was handled by Carlsberg’s team in Copenhagen and started in July. It began with presentations in local markets before final pitches in London.

Jens Jermiin, the vice-president of digital, media and content production for Carlsberg, said the move was a step towards a "truly global agency set-up".

He said: "We believe [this] will greatly allow us to leverage our strength as a global group and punch above our weight in our markets."

OMD declined to comment on the news.

This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk.

Source:
Brand Republic

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