FYI

BBH India wins the mainline and digital account for Audi

BBH has won the pitch for Audi India and has been appointed the lead agency with a mainline and digital mandate. Audi has previously worked with Indian indie Creativeland Asia though the company parted ways with the agency in 2014.

Last year, it hired Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli as brand ambassador. BBH and Audi have a strong global partnership which has lasted 37 years. The German auto brand was the founding client of the agency’s London office.

The announcement:

Audi India today announced the appointment of BBH as its lead agency in India, handling mainline and digital work. The appointment follows a multi-agency pitch which took place towards the end of 2018.

BBH and Audi’s global partnership goes back 37 years with the brand being BBH London’s founding client in 1982. The alliance has birthed the iconic ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’, a line and ethos that is still used today and sits at the heart of every piece of communication from the brand. In 2018, BBH London won the Grand Prix at IPA Effectiveness Awards for their work on the brand.

The appointment comes as Audi looks to its next phase of growth in India and is looking to their communications strategy to help fuel that growth. With its breadth of integrated capabilities, BBH India will lead Audi’s brand communications across mainline, experiential, activations, digital and social media. A multi-channel, multi-faceted, fully integrated mandate in its truest sense that will evolve in line with Audi’s India business.

Commenting on this occasion, Rahil Ansari, Head of Audi India said, “Audi is geared for an exciting year with a fantastic line-up of products and activities. While finding a partner, we were looking for someone that understands modern India and brings energy and disruptive thinking to the table. Audi and BBH have had a great partnership globally and the India team demonstrated a deep understanding of the local market and were able to translate that into exciting work across the consumer journey.”

Russell, Barrett, Chief Creative Officer, BBH India added, “Audi is one of the founding clients of BBH. And the opportunity to create extraordinary stories, from the tiniest interaction to the final decision was something that genuinely excited us. We hope, along with Audi India, our bespoke, cross-functional, integrated team will help in crafting work throughout the customer journey. We look forward to a great partnership and the opportunity to bring to life the idea of progress through insightful stories and surprising technology.”

Source: BBH press release

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