Office equipment giant Pitney Bowes is poised to announce whether it
will change PR agencies in the next few weeks, after a decade with
The US-owned firm has seen several agencies - including Pielle - during
the last month, after rejecting an earlier tranche of five firms.
Elaine Carey, a Pitney Bowes marketing communications specialist, said
the company wanted a ‘medium-sized’ agency and was holding the review
because it felt its PR had become ‘ a little bit stale’.
Carey said Pitney Bowes rejected the first tranche of agencies, which
she declined to name, because ‘we didn’t like what we saw’.
Cathal Morrow, a Pielle senior account executive, said the agency was
confident about the review process.
‘We have a very good working relationship with Pitney Bowes and feel our
pitch presentation was impressive.
‘We have been working for the company for 10 years and it is now often
standard practice to hold a repitch after a set period of time,’ he
Pitney Bowes has a 50 per cent stake in the UK franking machine market
and provides a range of other office machines and services.
The Pitney Bowes agency review is being headed by recently appointed
corporate communications manager Tony Dalton and acting marketing
manager Chris Emery.