The move comes only a week after
Mother, which already handles four Coke brands in the U.K. -- Schweppes, Lilt, Oasis and Dr Pepper -- will begin work on new advertising to break in early 2004 under the soft-drink giant's umbrella "Real" campaign.
Julia Goldin, marketing director for Coca-Cola Great Britain & Ireland, said in a statement, "We always want to find the best creative for our consumers. Mother's work for our other brands has been memorably ground-breaking and we're ready for more."
McCann in London retains the Vanilla Coke and Cherry Coke accounts.
A Coke spot featuring actors Courtney Cox Arquette and David Arquette, created by WPP Group's Berlin Cameron/Red Cell, which won the business in the U.S. earlier this year, has been running in the U.K. during the summer.