Huawei Device USA Selects DDB New York as Creative Agency

11 Nov, 2015, 13:48 ET from DDB Worldwide

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DDB New York, part of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), today announced that it has been selected by Huawei Device USA, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, to be its advertising agency of record.

"Our decision to partner with DDB New York came down to the agency's drive to create work that is impossible to ignore," said Yanyan Ji, Vice President of Marketing, Huawei Device USA. "We look forward to our new partnership with DDB to accelerate growth for the Huawei brand in the U.S. market."

DDB New York's scope of work will cover strategic, creative and media functions to generate awareness for the Huawei brand and introduce its innovative product portfolio to the U.S. market.

The initial assignment focused on the development of a fully integrated marketing campaign, including the formation of a strategic platform, integrated creative content, and media strategy and buying, to launch the company's first smartwatch, Huawei Watch, in the U.S. The campaign broke September 2015.

"We are really excited about this important new partnership. Our approach combined a strong creative point of view and a strategy that utilized social and digital at its core. It was a great team effort across the business," said Chris Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of DDB New York.

The agency selection follows a competitive review among various integrated agencies.

ABOUT HUAWEI CONSUMER BUSINESS GROUP
With 16 R&D centers in countries that include Germany, Sweden, the US, France, Italy, Russia, India, and China, Huawei's products and services extend to over 170 countries, serving one third of the world's population. In 2014, Huawei's smartphone global shipment ranked third in the world. As one of Huawei's three business groups, Huawei Consumer BG offers mobile phones, mobile broadband (MBB) devices and home devices. With more than 20 years of rich expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and network of partners, Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities, creating extraordinary experiences and realizing dreams for people everywhere.

For more information, visit Huawei Consumer BG online: consumer.huawei.com/us or GetHuawei.com . For regular updates on Huawei Consumer BG, follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and Instagram.

ABOUT DDB
About DDB
DDB Worldwide (www.ddb.com) is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. DDB has been named Agency of the Year numerous times by the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the industry's leading advertising publications and awards shows. The Gunn Report has listed DDB as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for 12 of the last 15 years. The agency's clients include Volkswagen, McDonald's, Unilever, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, and Exxon Mobil, among others.

Founded in 1949, DDB is part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE) and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries with its flagship office in New York, NY.

ABOUT OMNICOM
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE – OMC) 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.

CONTACT:  
Christie Giera
Director of Corporate Communications, DDB Worldwide
Email: christie.giera@ddb.com 
Phone: 212-415-2186

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