WCRS scoops CNN's pounds 20m international branding business

WCRS has won the international CNN account worth an estimated

pounds 20 million.

The move signifies the first time CNN has run generic branding work on a

global scale. Previously, all campaigns had run only in regional


The agency will be responsible for producing work that will run across

the European, Middle Eastern, African, Latin American and Asian


It will be adapted independently in Latin America, and by Euro RSCG in

the Asia-Pacific region. Work in the US will fall outside WCRS's


Chris Herd, the group director of WCRS's e-brands, said: 'The win of

CNN's international brand work is a great endorsement of the work that

we have already done for CNN.com Europe.'

The agency's first work aims to position CNN as a multi-platform

breaking news provider, with the new endline: 'Be the first to know', to

get across that CNN's news is available online and on mobile phones.

WCRS won the pan-European launch of the website, CNN.com, in August last

year after a pitch against D'Arcy and Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper.


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