Singapore – Global digital media agency M&C Saatchi Performance has won the digital mandate for beverage company Beam Suntory for its key markets in the SEA region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as the Philippines, and Cambodia.

Headquartered in the United States, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Japan’s Suntory Holdings. It deems to be the third-largest producer of distilled beverages globally and is also producing alcoholic beverages.

As per the mandate, M&C Saatchi Performance will be responsible for the digital media planning, buying, and strategy of Beam Suntory brands in SEA such as Jim Beam, Auchentoshan, and Roku, as well as Strong Zero, among others.

Commenting on the partnership, Adeep Gupta, the managing director at Beam Suntory SEA, said, “We’re very happy to bring M&C Saatchi Performance on board as our partners on some of our most prestigious brands. Digitalization is a key theme to reach and engage consumers and we’re thrilled to partner with the team to set a new benchmark in SEA.”

Meanwhile, M&C Saatchi Performance APAC’s Managing Director Kabeer Chaudhary commented that it is an exciting opportunity for the agency to be chosen as Beam Suntory’s digital media agency, and they are looking forward to leveraging their deep market knowledge to drive transformative digital strategies in an industry that has traditionally been focused on offline media. 

“Over the next year, we’ll be working closely with the Beam Suntory team to consolidate their digital presence in Southeast Asia and hope this will be the beginning of a long-lasting relationship,” said Chaudhary.

Christian Gladwell, the CEO at M&C Saatchi Performance, also commented that they are delighted to welcome Beam Suntory to the M&C Saatchi Performance family of clients and look forward to driving their business growth across SEA. 

“I am confident that leveraging the expertise of our team in the region will undoubtedly fasten Beam Suntory’s connection to today’s digital audiences,” said Gladwell.