GMR Marketing Launches Expanded Global Music Offering

MILWAUKEE, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GMR Marketing, the global entertainment, sports and lifestyle marketing agency, announces the launch of an expanded music services offering. The launch marks the singular most significant portfolio of music marketing services under one roof globally, spanning across music consulting, custom music production, brand activation, royalty collection and publishing.

Gary Reynolds, GMR's CEO and Chairman, made his name as a music pioneer when he created the first ever grass roots music marketing program for his client Miller Brewing Company. The program featured emerging artists who performed in clubs where the beer was served. The Miller Band Network carried on over 18 years, 125,000 events and 300 artists, including later famous-faces like Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and The Del Fuegos.

"We are in the process of launching some very exciting new platforms that will help artists and composers to collaborate with relevant brands to reach fans in ways never before possible," says Reynolds. "These partnerships will be driven around social media, mobile, and analytics, which we expect will continue to shape the future of music marketing."

GMR's new offering includes research and insights, strategy, music supervision, composition, production, talent buying, licensing, catalog management, royalty collection, promotions, live and digital events. While the agency has defined how the brand community approaches music strategy and activation for more than three decades, incorporating emerging service areas like custom music, and intellectual property rights/ownership will help define where the industry is heading.

"Music and sound are everywhere. They are the emotional glue that holds brands and consumers together," says Steve Knill, EVP of Music and Entertainment at GMR. "Music has become a very critical part of the marketing mix as more its elements that used to be simply transactional, like royalties collection, are now steeped in brand strategy. The art and science of music marketing are becoming more intertwined, and we're giving brands the opportunity to cover everything in one place."

GMR continues to connect brand clients with artists including Deadmau5, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, Dave Matthews Band, Kid Rock, Luke Bryan, Ed Sheeran and Imagine Dragons. GMR produced NFL Game Day Music, a collection of original anthems featuring popular artists like Darius Rucker and Jordin Sparks. Additionally, the agency orchestrated Supercuts' network of over 1,000 emerging bands to participate in its Rock the Cut campaign.

"The growing music marketing landscape is opening up a huge opportunity for Omnicom agencies to collaborate with one another," says Dale Adams, Chairman and CEO of Diversified Agency Services. "More and more brands are realizing the immense value of having a consistent sound across all marketing disciplines, and we're excited to be able to offer a unified network of experts to bring that to life in every corner of consumer touch points."

To learn more about GMR Marketing, a Diversified Agency Services agency and part of Omnicom, visit www.gmrmarketing.com.

Press Inquiries
GMR US: Jamie HannahDirector of Public Relations
O: +1 312-324-8998 | C: +1 414-232-5560 | E: jhannah@gmrmarketing.com

GMR UK: Felicity George – Marketing and Communications Manager
O: +44 20 7554 1363 | C: +44 7860 405 984 | E: fgeorge@gmrmarketing.com

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About GMR Marketing
Founded in 1979, GMR Marketing (www.gmrmarketing.com) is a global, full-service engagement marketing agency that blends off-line and online marketing to create branded experiences. GMR leverages the consumer passion areas of sports, music, entertainment and lifestyle interests. GMR is headquartered in Milwaukee, with 20 offices in 10 countries. GMR has received numerous industry accolades, including SportsBusiness Journal's 2009 "Sports Event Marketing Firm of the Year" award and 2011 "Best In Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services. GMR is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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