Carat chosen as British Airways’ new agency of record
As part of a Global pitch, British Airwayshas chosen Carat for itsmedia agency alignment.
Confirming this development, Ms. PritiKhurana,Marketing Lead for British Airways in India and South Asia asserts thatthe brandis keen to start managing media in a dramatically different manner and Carat was found to be the most promising partner for the job. “British Airwaysis the preferred carrier for a large part of the discerning traveler audience from India and we are keen to take the appeal much further. To this end,British Airwayshas already made sizeable investments on the technology and infrastructure front and now we’d want the message to be driven home, with maximum impact”.
A high voltagemedia campaign is also scheduled to go on-air soon and Carat is already working on the plans.
Mr. VidhuSagar, Executive VP,Carat Mediaconfirmsthe development and says“British Airways is a prestigious brand and has always been the preferred choice of the discerning traveler. However with the recent expansion of the franchise to include more mainstream audiences, our media approach is nowgoing to be similarly aligned to connect the brand message with the chosen prospects most effectively. We shall endeavour to do this with the help of all pertinent media platforms - including Television, Print, Digital, OOH as well as Activation, as appropriate.”
Speaking on the appointment, Mr. KartikIyer, MD of Carat India said “We are absolutely delighted that British Airways has chosen Carat to partner them in this growth phase of their business. British Airways had always led the market in creating iconic brand communication campaigns and we look forward to partnering them in their endeavor to engage with the vast traveling population of India.”
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