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Etihad Airways Partners select new global media agency

ABU DHABI, July 9, 2015

Etihad Airways, Alitalia, airberlin and Jet Airways, part of the Etihad Airways Partners (EAP), have chosen Starcom as the new global media agency, following a joint tender sent to several leading agency networks.

Starcom was selected by EAP to deliver scaled benefits by aligning media spending power across key markets and to provide added value and centralised strategic advice and planning to meet the unique commercial needs of the airline grouping.

Shane O’Hare, Etihad Airways’ senior vice president marketing, said: “Starcom demonstrated that they fully understand the emerging media scene which has digital media at its core. Their highly experienced team, resources, planning tools and buying clout in all the key EAP markets gave them a clear edge in the tender.”
 
“The depth of the relationships within the EAP allows us to go even further with our joint media strategy alignment, and will allow Starcom to maximise returns on our collective investment and to ensure that each unique brand experience is brought to life with optimum exposure on a global scale,” he said.

The appointment of Starcom will allow the EAP to benefit from a superior knowledge and skill base within one agency to service all partners with market and industry insights and to provide access to leading edge global thinking and proprietary technology with consistency across all partners.

Starcom will service the EAP airlines in key hubs in the UAE, Germany, Italy and India, with central coordination from their EMEA head office in London.

Matt Blackborn, president, Investment and Diversification at Starcom MediaVest Group, said: “We are the foremost innovators in the precision media space and very much welcome this exciting challenge of working with the Etihad Airways Partner airlines across all their communications platforms.”

“This is a unique client brief and relationship as it brings together multiple brands from the same industry and is ground-breaking in the agency world,” he added.
 
“We look forward to servicing Etihad Airways Partners through a unified approach that integrates connections, content, data and technology,” Blackborn said. – TradeArabia News Service




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