IPG Mediabrands has rolled its agencies, Society and Ansible, under the Reprise banner to create a new full-service global performance media marketing unit. The unified Reprise will continue to partner with and support UM and Initiative, the global media networks within IPG Mediabrands, as well as cultivate its own client base.
IPG Mediabrands created the new offering in response to the growing market need for a full suite of digital media services to be housed under one roof. This new unit will combine Reprise’s core search and SEO capabilities with the social content and creative skills of its sister agency, Society. The mobile media, UX and technology capabilities from Ansible are also included in the new unit. Reprise will now offer strong global capabilities across digital channels, content creation, product and web development, along with eRetail and commerce.
Philippe Krakowsky, chairman and CEO of IPG Mediabrands, said that the relaunch of Reprise will allow the company to harness the expertise of three of its leading specialist agencies, Ansible, Society and Reprise, to deliver a full spectrum of performance media capabilities, united by a connected strategy.
“Our clients’ businesses are becoming increasingly centered on digital experiences, which is why a unified approach to consumer engagement across owned, earned, paid and shared media in the digital space makes sense. This strategy will allow Reprise to drive demand as a stand-alone proposition, but more so it will further enhance the data, creative and culture-driven offerings that are differentiating UM and Initiative in the marketplace,” Krakowsky added.
“The connected consumer expects unified communications – to be informed and entertained with engaging content. To address this reality, we have reimagined how we approach working with our clients. The key question clients are asking is ‘How do we create meaningful brand interactions with digital advertising?’ We work back with our clients from there, rather than simply talking numbers. The campaigns we create and the results we achieve benefit tremendously from starting the conversation the right way,” Reprise global CEO Tim Ringel (pictured left), said.
Ringel joined Reprise in January 2017 as global CEO and will continue to lead the newly unified agency, in partnership with long-term Reprise executive and global COO Craig Ellis (picture right). The new global brand includes a full corporate identity refresh, including a new logo, website, and visual assets, all of which complement the agency’s new positioning for the combined services.