Team Saatchi wins Pan-Euro account

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LONDON -- Team Saatchi, the London-based through-the-line sister agency to Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, has scooped the $8m account to promote Regus Management, which rents commercial property across Europe.Team Saatchi will mount the first coordinated European campaign designed at raising awareness of Regus, which leases 134 fully fitted out and staffed offices in 30 countries. Regional, national and pan- European press ads will run in 11 countries across Europe, backed by posters and direct mail in seven markets.

"We were brought in to see how Regus can compete in Europe in a market which is becoming more competitive and is expanding at a phenomenal rate," says Team Saatchi account director Alister Comrie. "This is the first time that anyone has sat down and thought about brand strategy and what media would be best to use to achieve it."

Comrie says there was no formal pitch for the business. Previously U.K. agency Big Stick worked on the account, which was then only worth between $814,000 and $1.2m, he says.

Regus Management is based in Holland, but its U.K. office in Staines, Middlesex, will run the account. Regus' clients have included Saatchi & Saatchi and Compaq Computer Corp.

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