APAC – Following a competitive pitch, Dentsu Aegis Network, a multinational media and digital marketing communications company has announced the expansion of its regional scope in APAC with health technology company Philips’ consumer electronics business. 

Dentsu will also now be leading the commerce strategy and performance for Philips APAC. Globally, the network has been appointed as the company’s media planning and buying partner 

The engagement started in 2019 with the objective to build strategic and planning foundations across the region. Moving into 2020, the appointment will focus on developing an integrated performance and commerce hub which is based out of Singapore. It will drive strategy, planning, and data-driven commerce solutions across ASEAN, ANZ, and South Korea markets by bringing in key expertise across Dentsu-owned agencies Carat and iProspect to create the One Dentsu team.

Anne Jivananta, digital marketing & eCommerce lead of Philips said, “Dentsu Aegis Network has consistently shown a strong understanding of our brand and demonstrated their capability to find agile and innovative ways for us to succeed in this region. Dentsu has really elevated their performance since the hub was formed in 2019 and in 2020, they have worked closely with our teams across the region to drive superior business results specifically across eCommerce”

Jivanta added, “More importantly, their collaborative one-team approach across the region, accelerated thinking framework, and zest to continuously evolve to deliver better results strongly set them apart. They demonstrated a great synergy and chemistry between iProspect and Carat and having a one-stop-shop solution to commerce strategy, planning, activation, and optimization is what we’re looking for in an agency.”

Prerna Mehrotra, managing director of Dentsu Aegis Network Singapore Media Group said: “Philips creates best-in-class consumer and personal health products and we’re delighted to be joining them on transforming their go-to-market commerce strategy. This is a perfect time for Dentsu Aegis Network to partner with Philips on this journey as we specialize in providing commerce solutions addressing the entire consumer journey. I am excited about what we have achieved together and look forward to delivering on Philips’ ambition and driving strong business results.”