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DDB Selected As Reebok's Worldwide Agency Of Record

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DDB Selected As Reebok's Worldwide Agency Of Record11:47 EST Tuesday, January 15, 2013Brands reunite to inspire consumers and deliver empowering fitness message Reebok expands DDB's global advertising responsibilitiesNEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reebok International announced it has selected DDB Worldwide as its global agency of record. Led by DDB New York, the agency will be responsible for Reebok's digital, social and advertising campaigns. Media will continue to be handled by Carat. "Our partnership with Reebok started in 2009 and we're thrilled to work together again," said Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer of DDB Worldwide. "We have an opportunity to redefine the fitness category and we're ready to create conversations that move the brand forward.""We're excited to bring DDB back as our lead creative agency," said Yan Martin, Head of Global Brand Marketing for Reebok. "Amir and his team understand the mission of the Reebok brand. We look forward to collaborating with DDB to deliver our unique territory, powerful message and focused dedication to fitness to consumers around the world."The new relationship will commence with the development of work for 2014. About ReebokReebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of sports, fitness and casual footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied heritage in running, training and fitness. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division.  For more information, visit Reebok at www.reebok.com. Or, discover Reebok at the following locations: http://reesha.re/plus; http://facebook.com/reebok; http://twitter.com/reebok; and http://youtube.com/reebok About DDBDDB Worldwide (www.ddb.com) is one of the world's largest and most awarded advertising and marketing networks. In 2012, DDB was named Advertising Network of the Year by Campaign, as well as Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year by Strategy magazine. At the prestigious 2012 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB won 82 Lions, the most ever for the network. In addition, The Gunn Report has listed DDB as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for the last 12 years. The agency's clients include Volkswagen, McDonalds, Unilever, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, and Exxon Mobil, among others.Founded in 1949, DDB is part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE) and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries with its flagship office in New York, NY.About Omnicom Group Inc.Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE-OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.For further information on Omnicom and its brands, please visit www.omnicomgroup.comContact:Christie GieraDirector of Corporate Communications and North American Public RelationsDDB WorldwideO: 212.415.2186Email: christie.giera@ddb.com  SOURCE DDB Worldwide