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National Savings joins &#39Cool Britannia&#39 bandwagon in product redesign

National Savings is jumping on the &#39Cool Britannia&#39 bandwagon, hiring advertising agency BMP DDB to modernise the image of its traditional product range.


The advertising account, which is worth £10m, is running in parallel with a product redesign being promoted by National Savings itself.

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