MoneySupermarket.com is the UK's biggest price comparison website, acting as broker for a broad range of services including loans, insurance, travel (as TravelSupermarket.com), as well as home services and general shopping. The group acquired tips and advice portal MoneySavingExpert.com in 2012 from financial services guru Martin Lewis. It bought Broadbandchoices.co.uk in 2018. The group generates the majority of its revenues from paid clicks, and most of the rest from commissions from third-party services providers. Revenues for 2017 were £330m. The main MoneySupermarket site contributed more than 80% of revenues, mostly from insurance enquiries. Peter Plumb stepped down as chief executive in 2017, and was succeeded by Mark Lewis, former retail director of John Lewis. The group was originally founded in 1993 by university students Simon Nixon and Duncan Cameron as Mortgage 2000, an offline mortgage comparison service. They established a web presence in 1999 as MoneySupermarket.com, and the business has operated exclusively online since 2008. Cameron sold out in 2007, just before Nixon floated the business. He sold the last of his shares in 2016, taking his cumulative payout to around £700m. Adbrands does not currently offer a business profile for this company but subscribers may access account assignments and contact information. The searchable account assignments database is available to full subscribers to Adbrands.net premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe.
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Adbrands Weekly Update 15th Mar 2018: Ads of the Week: "Epic Action Man". Mother goes out with a bang for MoneySupermarket. In what is destined to be the agency's last campaign for the price comps website - the account went into review last week - Mother tops its strutting businessman and dancing Masters of the Universe by resurrecting another 70s icon, Action Man. (GI Joe to our US readers). Men of a certain age will be moist-eyed to see their beloved childhood companion back in action, and with all the old costumes and accessories. Ah, the memories! And such moves! And facial hair! Action Man could certainly teach the Village People a thing or two.
Adbrands Weekly Update 8th Mar 2018: Price comparison service MoneySupermarket.com called a surprise pitch for its UK creative business, despite the massive attention which incumbent Mother's work - most recently featuring a dance-off between Master of the Universe's He-man and Skeletor - have generated. "We are proud of, and grateful for, the work Mother have delivered for our brand," said the client. "[but] as we evolve our business strategy and look to reinvent price comparison to drive new areas of growth, we are looking for a new creative partner to help us capitalise on these opportunities."
Adbrands Weekly Update 14th Aug 2014: Ads of the Week: "Elephunk". We haven't been big fans to-date of Mother's ads for UK price comparison website MoneySupermarket, but the latest spot is great, featuring a very versatile elephant and backing from classic 80s funksters Cameo. We'd love to tell you that it was all shot live with no CGI but we'd be lying. There's an entertaining Making Of on our Facebook page.
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