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UPS account goes to Ogilvy & Mather

International courier firm UPS has chosen Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide as its new supplier to handle its $200million advertising account following a global review.

The agency beat Havas’ EuroRSCG and Young & Rubicam to the account following the withdrawal of JWT.

Incumbent Universal McCann did not repitch for the account, and in September McCann Manchester denied rumours that it had been forced to make £1million worth of redundancies as a result of the loss of the account. In fact, the agency has stated it has been ‘business as usual’ on handling the client during the pitch.

A spokesperson for McCann's Manchester, repeated the agency's stance following the UPS move: “For the record it is worth stating that as an agency we have not yet been served notice by UPS and are continuing to work for them. Based on the information we currently have, this looks likely to continue for some time. However we recognise that workloads will reduce as they transition to a new agency over time."

The spokesperson also reiterrated that redundancies were not on the horizon as a result of the loss.

Intermediary AAR handled the six month pitch process.