Porter Novelli Expands Reckitt Benckiser Portfolio With Addition Of d-CON Rodenticide Brand

Agency's Reckitt Benckiser Portfolio Includes Airwick, Woolite, Resolve, Finish

Aug 09, 2012, 10:27 ET from Porter Novelli

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli announced today that it has been awarded Reckitt Benckiser's U.S. rodenticide brand, d-CON®,  through the remainder of 2012.  Through the relationship, Porter Novelli will handle strategy and execution for all public relations and social media programming during the brand's important selling season this fall.

"Porter Novelli's exceptional skills of establishing meaningful and relevant relationships with consumers across all media channels, ultimately influencing them to change their behavior, is exactly what the d-CON brand is looking for," said Ho Ling Chack, brand manager, d-CON. "There is a compelling story to tell about d-CON and its 50 years of helping consumers reclaim their homes from unwanted pests. Porter Novelli is the right agency to help us share that story and ensure that consumers make the right choice in protecting their homes."

Porter Novelli also serves as agency of record for Reckitt Benckiser's Airwick, Woolite, Resolve and Finish brands, and provides corporate communications advice and support. The agency also was part of the team recognized with a Silver Effie for the "Saving Woolite" campaign.

"This win underscores not only our long and strong relationship with Reckitt Benckiser, but also the fact that great work begets more work," said Karen van Bergen, senior partner, managing director, Porter Novelli New York. "We are always especially proud to grow a client relationship. That signals a strong team and a history of success."

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