Congratulations to Campbell Lace Beta, which has turned out not to be the first cuckoo of spring after all.
This start-up vehicle for the irrepressible Garry Lace and Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe founder Robert Campbell has just managed to win itself a sizeable slug of business, in the form of the £9m Thomas Cook account. It beat off Euro RSCG London, so this was scarcely a gifted account. News also reaches me that it has won Jackpot Joy, which was contested with Publicis, although I have no idea how much the account is worth.
The new agency opened its doors on May 1. Beta, by the way, is not a reference to a founding planner but internet jargon suggesting ‘work in progress’. More please, Robert and Garry.