November 17, 2011
Accenture Launches New Brand Campaign Designed to Take Company’s
“High performance. Delivered.” Positioning to Next Level
NEW YORK; Nov. 17, 2011 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today launched a new global brand campaign that takes its “High performance. Delivered.” positioning to the next level by demonstrating the full depth and breadth of the company’s capabilities and focusing on the value Accenture creates for its clients.
The campaign will come to life across every brand touch-point with external and internal audiences — including print, airport, outdoor and broadcast advertising; a wide array of digital extensions, such as online advertising, search, mobility platforms, social media and interactive billboards; recruitment marketing materials; client presentations; the company’s newly refreshed website; employee communications; and branding at Accenture locations in more than 200 cities across six continents.
“This new campaign is the next chapter in the evolution of Accenture’s successful ‘High performance. Delivered.’ brand positioning,” said Roxanne Taylor, Accenture’s chief marketing & communications officer. “‘High performance. Delivered.’ is the essence of our business strategy. The campaign brings to life how we leverage our industry expertise and leading consulting and technology capabilities to create significant, tangible business value for clients. The positive response from our clients to the new campaign demonstrates that our brand positioning resonates with them now more than ever.”
Among the key elements of the campaign is an ongoing series of results-focused case studies featuring clients, which are being leveraged across a variety of marketing channels, including advertising. For instance, an ad featuring Unilever focuses on how Accenture helped the global consumer goods company leverage technology to simplify, standardize and unify business processes across more than 100 countries — resulting in €1 billion in savings for Unilever. Another ad focuses on how Accenture helped Marriott become one of the top 10 retail sites in the world by implementing a platform that supports nine websites in seven languages and allows customers to more easily book reservations, helping Marriott generate $7 billion in annual sales online.
The advertising and other elements of the brand campaign will also highlight Accenture’s broad range of consulting, technology and outsourcing capabilities, especially in high-demand areas such as mobility, analytics, digital marketing and sustainability; its knowledge and expertise across more than 40 industries; and how Accenture can help clients capitalize on opportunities resulting from key business trends such as innovation and globalization.
In addition to leveraging engaging imagery, clever copy and a bold color palette, the new brand campaign features the Accenture symbol — “>” — which has been part of the company’s logo for more than 10 years.
Accenture will continue its successful airport advertising campaign, with new ads running in 73 airports across 35 countries. The new campaign will include high-impact installations, from building and taxicab wraps to billboards, in major business centers around the world, as well as an increased investment in digital marketing and social media.
“We are recognized as a pioneer in B2B marketing and have a long history of disrupting convention in the category by taking a consumer brand approach to marketing,” Taylor said. “I am proud that we have become known for innovation — breaking new ground and setting new standards.”
To increase creativity and drive greater efficiency, Accenture implemented a new global advertising model separating creative development from execution. For creative development, Accenture appointed TBWA/Chiat/Day as its new agency of record. Tag Worldwide was appointed Accenture’s production agency responsible for translating and implementing the campaign in all mediums across the globe. WPP’s MEC continues to be responsible for global media planning and buying.
Accenture is currently ranked No. 45 on Interbrand’s ranking of the top 100 global brands, with a brand value of $8 billion. This represents a 55 percent increase in brand value since 2002, when Accenture made its debut on Interbrand’s ranking of the top 100 global brands, at No. 53.
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Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 236,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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