This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Cost of end-to-end encryption ad campaign'.



 
 
 
 
 
 
Communication 
Directorate 
2 Marsham Street 
London 
SW1P 4DF 
www.homeoffice.gov.uk 
Our ref: 65966 
Date: 11/10/2021 
 
 
Dear Andrew Poelstra (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx), 
 
Freedom of Information Request reference: 65966 
Thank you for your e-mail of 8 September 2021 in which you requested the cost of the 
upcoming ad campaign directed at Facebook's end-to-end encryption proposal, including:   
a)  The total payment to M&C Saatchi, cited in a recent Times article  
b)  The total payment to any other ad agencies as part of this campaign  
Your request has been handled as a request for information under the Freedom of 
Information Act 2000. I can confirm that the Home Office holds the information that you 
have requested. I am able to disclose that, at the time of writing this letter, no payment has 
been made to M&C Saatchi. Under current plans, c.£534,000 is allocated for this 
campaign. Approximately £56,000 of that wil  be used to support campaign evaluation 
through an independent research agency. No other ad agencies are involved in the 
campaign.  
 
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the Information Commissioner as established by section 50 of the FOIA. 
 
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link. This explains how we process your personal information: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/information-rights-privacy-notice 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
 
 
 
Home Office