Lowe Lintas set to win ad <BR>business for Mirror papers

LONDON - Trinity Mirror is tipped to appoint Lowe Lintas to the £15m advertising business for The Mirror, The Sunday Mirror and The Sunday People, after Lowe pulled out of a pitch for the rival Telegraph group this week.

It is up against incumbent M&C Saatchi for the account, but Trinity Mirror's new marketing director, Alisdair Luxmoore, favours a fresh approach following a resurgence in sales for flagship title The Mirror.



Unlike its red-top rival The Sun, it has taken a campaigning stance during the war in Afghanistan, showing hard-hitting images and using polemicist John Pilger.



M&C Saatchi's position as Trinity Mirror's agency of record has not been helped by its decision to pitch for The Observer account.



Lowe Lintas withdrew from the Telegraph Group shortlist "owing to a potential clash of client interest", said the client. The group has added McCann-Erickson to its shortlist. The other agencies are Clemmow Hornby Inge and Leo Burnett.







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