Vancouver office named agency of record
VANCOUVER, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - DDB Canada is pleased to announce that the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA), after an extensive search, has selected the Vancouver office as its agency of record (AOR), responsible for the BCAA brand and its lines of products and services. As its new agency partner, DDB Canada will help BCAA drive new membership, introduce new products and further strengthen the organization's relationships with its 800,000+ members across British Columbia.
"BCAA started in the area of roadside assistance, but has evolved into a multifaceted brand that places its members and customers at the heart of every service it provides," says Lance Saunders, executive vice president managing director, DDB Canada, Vancouver. "When you truly look after your members and customers, like the way BCAA does, they can become strong brand advocates, harnessing the power of word of mouth, digital and social tools to spread positive messages. For an agency, this is a dream foundation to build from."
Effective September 2013, DDB Canada/Vancouver will provide strategy, creative, media buying and planning services, in partnership with OMD Vancouver.
"We are excited to partner with DDB Canada," says Heidi Worthington, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, BCAA. "At BCAA, we consider our agency as a strategic partner. DDB combines award-winning creative with insight-rich strategy, which will help to further strengthen the BCAA brand. Our trust and reputation with our members and customers is the foundation for our growth. It is from this solid base that BCAA will continue to provide an outstanding experience with our insurance, roadside assistance services, and further expand our product offerings and member savings partners worldwide."
BCAA is one of the most trusted organizations in British Columbia, serving one in four B.C. households. With over 800,000 Members, BCAA provides an array of home, auto and travel insurance products, roadside assistance and Member savings at over 150,000 partner locations worldwide. J.D. Power has ranked BCAA "Highest In Customer Satisfaction among Home Insurance Providers in Western Canada" two years in a row (2012 and 2013) - details at jdpower.com. Now in its 107th year, BCAA has over $400 million in annual sales, 27 locations and over 900 employees. To learn more about the benefits of BCAA Membership, visit bcaa.com and for more information on the BCAA Road Safety Foundation visit bcaaroadsafety.com
About DDB Canada
Named Strategy's 2012 Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year, DDB Canada is the most creatively acclaimed, internationally recognized marketing communications agency in Canada. Known for advertising that generates significant results for clients, DDB Canada is a "total communications company" whose fundamental belief is that creativity is the most powerful force in business. DDB Canada has offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. The agency's integrated groups include: DDB Kid Think (youth marketing), DDB Public Relations, Tribal Worldwide (digital and social), Karacters Design Group, RAPP Canada (direct) DDB Hodes Recruitment Communications (recruitment marketing) and Shopper DDB (shopper marketing).
SOURCE: DDB Canada
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