P&G Reviews PR Duties for Gillette

After more than 20 years at Omnicom Group’s Porter Novelli, Procter & Gamble is considering other agencies to handle public relations for Gillette.

Porter Novelli — which referred calls for comment to P&G — is expected to defend the account. People familiar with the pitch say Porter will face off against a quartet of agencies that are a mix of roster and non-roster shops. P&G spends an estimated $4 million to $6 million on PR for its Gillette brand.

It’s an unexpected move for a company that rarely moves business outside its U.S. PR roster, which includes Publicis Groupe’s MSLGroup and Interpublic Group’s DeVries, as well as independents Paine PR, Taylor and Marina Maher Communications.

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