Pfizer stays with Carat after review


The review was launched in September and now Pfizer is keeping its estimated $1.2 billion media planning and buying biz at Aegis’ Carat—for 11 years in a row. The move comes after the pharma company earlier this year consolidated all buying for its Wyeth direct-to-consumer brands under Carat—and after Pfizer-Wyeth merger last year.

Media includes planning and buying for the pharmaceutical biz across all communications channels and for TV and print for OTC consumer health-care business in the U.S, said AdAge.

After a bit of a slump over the past couple years, Carat has brought in close to $1 billion in new business this year, including Red Bull and Diageo.

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