A review, reported by AdAge last night, would come less than three years after GSK awarded its European business to MediaCom, while PHD was handed its US media account.
A year later, GSK completed an agency review
for the other parts of its marketing comms business by hiring nine agencies, including Grey and Saatchi & Saatchi for advertising.
GSK’s agencies were appointed to work on the company’s seven power brands (Sensodyne, Parodontax, Poligrip, Voltaren, Panadol, Theraflu and Otrivin) and 12 core brands (Biotene, Contac, Flonase, Excedrin, Fenbid, Tums, ENO, Horlicks, Physiogel, Lamisil, Fenistil and Abreva/Zovirax).
GSK did not respond to a request for comment this morning, while MediaCom and PHD would not comment and referred Campaign to GSK.