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MTN names Omnicom Group integrated global agency

To further boost international image and marketing spread, MTN has appointed Omnicom Group as its integrated global agency. This follows a rigorous evaluation process, which began in March 2016, when six major global agency networks were invited to tender.

A statement issued Thursday said three agencies proceeded to the second round late last year, with Omnicom selected based on having met the functional and commercial requirements. These requirements were scope of work and specialisation, industry and geographic track record, proposed resources (footprint, team and transformation agenda), and specified risk and financial parameters.

The appointment of Omnicom Group spans the areas of brand, media, digital, public relations, internal communication and sponsorships, across MTN’s functional areas of Marketing, Consumer, Enterprise Business, Digital Services, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources and Investor Relations at a Group level, as well as the company’s operations in 22 markets.

MTN wishes to thank all the agencies that participated in the tender process for their time, patience and commitment.

Business Hilights recalls that the parent group was launched in 1994, and within few years, it became an emerging market operator, connecting subscribers in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 30 September 2016, MTN recorded 234.2 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.