Tiger Beer on the Prowl for Global Ad Agency

Steve’s breakdown: Asia Pacific Breweries is reviewing the global advertising arrangements for its 80 year old Tiger beer brand which is available in more than 60 countries worldwide including the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and various countries in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. And yes, we are scooping the entire American press with this report again!

SINGAPORE, Republic of Singapore: The appointed agency will handle Tiger’s global advertising, and its digital engagement and social media across the UK, the US and Asia.

Representatives from Asia Pacific Breweries, in which Heineken owns a significant stake, have approached a number of agencies about the review for its flagship brand, which is available across 60 countries worldwide. It is understood the review is being handled out of Tiger’s headquarters in Singapore.

In the UK, Tiger has previously worked with CHI & Partners, which created a controversial 2008 campaign that depicted a bottle of Tiger and a “ladyboy” as two of Asia’s most desirable exports. The Advertising Standards Authority subsequently banned the ad.

The integrated agency Exposure has worked on Tiger’s UK digital, promotional and experiential marketing account. The brand does not currently have an agency in the US.

Tiger currently works with Iris, DDB and Y&R on its advertising accounts in Asia.

Iris, which is expected to pitch for the business, handles the integrated account in Singapore, which also includes sponsorship, while Y&R handles the regional ad account across Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Thailand and Cambodia. DDB was recently appointed to handle Tiger’s above-the-line account in Singapore. It was previously held by Saatchi & Saatchi.

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