Cell C denies it is out to pitch as fallout from Vodacom account move continues

The Cell C advertising account is not out to pitch. Karin Fourie, Senior Manager: Public and Media Relations at Cell C, confirmed that the account not being moved. “Ogilvy is still our agency of choice,” says Fourie.

It has been widely speculated in the ad industry that Cell C would be ill pleased to sit in the same group (WPP) as Vodacom (with Ireland/Davenport) and MTN (with MetropolitanRepublic) and that the account has gone out to pitch.

Breaking news: Ireland/Davenport wins Vodacom advertising account

Industry sources have confirmed that Ireland/Davenport has won the Vodacom advertising account. It was announced earlier this week that Draftfcb had lost the business after 19 years. A formal announcement is yet to be made by Vodacom and/or Ireland-Davenport.

Ireland/Davenport describes itself as a boutique communications agency and clients include BMW, Investec and SA Tourism. Ireland/Davenport was founded by Executive Creative Directors Philip Ireland and John Davenport. Susan Napier is the Managing Director.

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