Digital Pioneer Launches Euro RSCG Social

Social Media Arm Unites Market-leading Global Social Media Expertise

Oct 08, 2010, 08:00 ET from Euro RSCG Worldwide

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro RSCG Worldwide has officially launched Euro RSCG Social, the newly formalized cross-discipline, cross-leadership social media arm of the global advertising and marketing agency network.

"We put digital at the core of our agencies globally back in 2005. Today we're probably doing more in the social media space than any other agency globally and this move simply groups all of our efforts under one umbrella brand," said David Jones, global CEO of Havas Worldwide and Euro RSCG Worldwide.

Euro RSCG Worldwide is currently social media or digital agency of record for brands including IBM, Akzo Nobel's Dulux, Charles Schwab, Heineken (USA), Ikea, Lacoste, method, Sanofi-aventis, Sprint, Volvo, Woolmark and last year won the global digital business for EDF, France's largest energy company, in the biggest digital pitch in the country's history and was named recently to Unilever's global digital roster.

In addition to working with these key clients, this new entity has a combined following of more than 100,000 people and posts more than 60 updates per day. The agency uses hashtag #eurorscg for general news and information, and #eurosocial to push social media news and trends over Twitter.

Recent digital and social media milestones at Havas and Euro RSCG include:

  • Leveraging the power of social media to generate more than 128 million YouTube hits to date for the most-viewed piece of viral commercial content in history, the Evian Rollerbabies.

  • Launching Akzo Nobel's Dulux "Let's Colour" campaign via social media and digital. The documentary of local communities repainting their neighborhoods reached over 400,000 hits with no media investment and became the 12th-most tweeted video in the film category.

  • Engaging the power of social media across multiple channels to solicit delegates and launch One Young World, the global platform for youth to affect positive social change, which was cited as the 'Young Davos' by CNN and welcomed counselors including Kofi Annan, Bob Geldof, Muhammad Yunus and Desmond Tutu.

  • Gathering more than 17 million supporters for Kofi Annan's digital-based Tck Tck Tck campaign for climate justice and ushering in a global first: a digital music petition created by our in-house record label, The:Hours.

  • Winning IBM's global digital business from Digitas in the biggest digital pitch of 2009, working across the interactive and social media space.

  • Driving the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man in the World" campaign across multiple social media platforms resulting in Dos Equis becoming the #1 brand in both the beer and the greater spirits categories on Facebook with over 770,000 fans.

  • Doubling digital and social media business in China year-to-date with the addition of major accounts such as Dulux, Hershey's, Balabala and Sun Hung Kai Properties.

  • Launching The Sisterhood, a one-of-a-kind social marketing lab—using YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and online outreach—that's by, for and about teenage girls, at Euro RSCG Worldwide PR.

  • Creating innovative firsts in the social media space from the first global CEO Tweet, to Social Xplorer -- the first social media NPD tool, to the first expandable banner ad on YouTube to the first social media car launch.

  • And finally launching the Social Life and Social Media website and blog, which incorporates contributions from experts from around the world as part of Euro RSCG Social (www.eurorscgsocial.com).

Go to eurorscgsocial.com to see the latest news and trends in the social media space, including data for marketers, the original "Social Life and Social Media" white paper, and the social media blog, among other materials.

About Euro RSCG Worldwide

Euro RSCG Worldwide, a leading integrated marketing communications agency and Advertising Age's and Campaign's 2006 Global Agency of the Year, is made up of 233 offices located in 75 countries throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. Euro RSCG provides advertising, marketing services, corporate communications, and interactive solutions to global, regional and local clients. The agency's client roster includes Air France, BNP Paribas, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Danone Group, Heineken USA, IBM, Jaguar, Kraft Foods, Lacoste, L'Oreal, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Pernod Ricard, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi-aventis, and Schering-Plough. Headquartered in New York, Euro RSCG Worldwide is the largest unit of Havas, a world leader in communications (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA).

Contact:

Eric Edge

Global Chief Communications Officer

Euro RSCG Worldwide

T +1 312.640.4747 (Chicago)

T +1 212.886.2012 (New York)

eric.edge@eurorscg.com

Lisa Gruber

Global Communications Manager

Euro RSCG Worldwide

T +212.886.2018

Lisa.gruber@eurorscg.com



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