Wilkinson Sword consumer work goes out to pitch

Energizer Holdings has pitched out its consumer PR work for Wilkinson Sword.

Wilkinson: Currently working with Grayling
Wilkinson: Currently working with Grayling

The retained brief covers the razors part of the Wilkinson Sword range and, though UK-based, is thought to include a pan-European focus.

One well-placed PR figure said that Wilkinson Sword faced stiff competition in the male grooming market.

It is understood that Grayling, the incumbent agency, has declined to repitch.

"Wilkinson Sword has a massive competitor in the form of P&G’s Gillette, which is backed by strong advertising and PR spend," the source said.

"To counter this, Wilkinson is likely to be aiming to talk to wider audiences and creating more European-focused programmes."

Grayling declined to comment, while Energizer Holdings did not respond to requests for comment.

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