Vodafone looks to unify B2B activity under single agency

Vodafone is hunting for a lead UK agency for its business-to-business marketing.

Vodafone: holding chemistry meetings for B2B account
Vodafone: holding chemistry meetings for B2B account

The telecoms giant currently works with various agencies on different parts of its B2B business but wants to recruit a single dedicated shop to oversee strategy and execution.

Vodafone has approached agencies including those outside WPP, with which it has an extensive relationship. The company is compiling a list and will hold chemistry meetings shortly in a process being handled by AAR. Daryl Fielding, the brand director at Vodafone UK, is overseeing the review.

Vodafone Global Enterprise is a growing area of the company’s business. In this year’s annual report, its chief executive, Vittorio Colao, said the development of enterprise products would be a key area of investment over the next two years.

Geometry Global holds Vodafone’s small and medium businesses account and VML handles some digital advertising work. Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R and Grey London are on the brand’s UK creative roster.

In April, Vodafone awarded its estimated £600 million global media planning and buying account to Group M’s MEC.

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