The World: Beijing - Interpublic picked for China Mobile marketing task

China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone operator, has picked Interpublic to handle its overseas marketing communications as it prepares an aggressive acquisition strategy beyond its home market.

The creative assignment will be led by Lowe Worldwide, although other IPG agencies are expected to be involved.

Initiative is likely to handle media, while FutureBrand assists on branding, and Powell Tate Weber Shandwick will work on public relations.

Lowe won the business in a pitch that included Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi and Dentsu.