Four major New Zealand ad agencies currently engaged in a pitch for arguably the most prestigious e-commerce advertising account in New Zealand.

Trade Me chief customer officer Regan Savage confirmed industry rumours that he was on the hunt for a creative partner who would look after the core brand and retail aspects of the business.

According to Nielsen ad spend figures, Trade Me's advertising spend over the past three years has varied between $3.2 million and $8.3 million annually.

In commenting on the pitch, Savage said he was looking for a partner who could help lead the brand "through its