It took a couple of weeks, but the folks at Crispin Porter +Bogusky have finally responded to the move made last month by fast-food chain, Arby’s, to begin a new agency search. CP+B handled creative duties for Arby’s since early 2012. The chain, which previously worked with BBDO, awarded the MDC-owned, Boulder-based agency its business without a review. Here’s CP+B’s statement below:
“We are very proud of the work that we have done with Arby’s over the past year and a half. We came into the relationship without a review and respect their new management team’s desire to hold a formal review. We truly appreciate being asked to participate in the initial review process, but at this point, are choosing not to move forward. We remain great fans of the brand and look forward to seeing them achieve great success in the future.”
Perhaps CP+B’s most notable collaboration with Arby’s during their 18-month relationship was the Larry Charles-directed, Subway-baiting campaign starring former New York detective, Bo Dietl (long-form version above). No word yet, though, on who’s participating in the current Arby’s pitch. From what sources tell us, CP+B doesn’t anticipate cuts as a result of the parting of ways.