SEATTLE, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia.com, the world's leading online travel agency, has selected creative agency 180 Los Angeles (180LA) as its full‐service agency of record. 180LA will direct brand strategy, creative development and execution, and integration across all formats, including digital.
"We were looking for an agency that could help us bring the passion we have for travel to our customers, and we chose 180LA for their proven track record in developing compelling and shareworthy ideas that deliver results, something that was already evident in their pitch," said Joe Megibow, General Manager and Vice President of Expedia.com. "The team is full of terrific collaborators and, as we continue to create innovative products and services, we look forward to working hand in hand to move our brand and business forward."
"We're very excited about this partnership," noted Michael Allen, Chief Executive Officer for 180. "As the category leader, Expedia.com literally did a 180 when they reinvented the way people plan and book travel. This way of thinking – challenging the status quo – sits at the heart of our agency and our desire to create talk value and brand movement for clients. We look forward to once again challenging and changing the travel category with Expedia."
180LA has been tasked with developing and launching a fully integrated marketing campaign later in 2012, with the implementation of advertising, digital and social media. The agency comes off a banner 2011 with continued growth and breakthrough creative that has garnered more than a dozen industry awards.
TargetCast TCM will continue to handle media planning and buying.
Expedia.com is the world's leading online travel site, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia.com (http://www.expedia.com/, 1‐800‐EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology and the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. With the Expedia Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can get the best rates available online for all types of travel.
180 is an award-winning international creative agency with offices in Amsterdam and Los Angeles. A part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), 180 employs 200+ people from over 30 countries. 180's client roster includes adidas International, Sony Consumer Electronics USA, Sony Corporation, Boost Mobile, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford Wines, DHL, PlayStation, Opel, Western Union, Asics, Eli Lilly and Carlsberg. 180 specializes in consumer, brand and product strategy, and offers a spectrum of expertise, including: content creation, digital marketing, retail marketing, design and advertising. For more information, visit 180LA.com or follow us on twitter @180LA.