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VIP Industries awards its creative mandate to McCann Erickson

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | July 18, 2013
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The Mumbai office of the agency will handle the account.

Sudip Ghose

Prasoon Joshi

VIP Industries, a major player in the luggage manufacturing industry, has appointed McCann Erickson as its new creative agency. It will handle VIP brand for the organisation. The Mumbai office of the agency will handle the account. The account size could not be ascertained. VIP Industries is still scouting for an agency to handle its Skybag brand.

While Ogilvy & Mather was the incumbent agency, VIP did not invite an agency pitch and awarded the account directly to McCann Erickson.

Sudip Ghose, vice-president, marketing, VIP Industries, says, "We believe that McCann Erickson has the potential of leveraging our innately strong brand and providing the thrust to take it to the next level."

Prasoon Joshi, executive chairman and CEO, McCann Worldgroup, says, "We look forward to doing great work on the brands and a long-term relationship."

VIP was established in 1971 and today sells nearly five million bags every year. It has manufacturing plants in Nasik, Haridwar, Jalgaon and Sinnar. It offers several brands such as VIP, Skybags, Carlton Alfa, Aristocrat, Footloose and Caprese. The company exports its product to more than 60 nations across the globe and has offices in Hong Kong, London and Dubai.

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