Of its loss of the account and Deutsch's win, TWBA issued a statement congratulating the firm. "TBWA/Chiat/Day is very proud of the contributions that we have made over the past 12 years to establish PlayStation as a legacy brand," the statement read. "The current work in the marketplace has had tremendous impact and speaks for itself. We wish them the best."
Deutsch won the account over Seattle-based marketing firm Publicis, San Francisco-headquartered Venables Bell & Partners, and Santa Monica-based RPA. Founded in 1969 by David Deutsch, the company's clients include car company Saturn, restaurant chain T.G.I. Friday's, and digital imaging company Olympus.
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