United Continental Selects mcgarrybowen as Lead Advertising Agency

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United Continental Holdings has selected New York-based mcgarrybowen as its lead agency partner for the companys consolidated global consumer and trade advertising.

mcgarrybowen will partner with New York-based Horizon Media to execute the airlines marketing communications strategy, traditional and digital creative and media investment management.

After a search which began in the spring, United identified three integrated agency network finalists Arnold Worldwide, mcgarrybowen and TBWA\Chiat\Day from among eight agencies that originally vied for the account, including incumbents Kaplan Thaler Group and Barrie DRozario Murphy. The three finalists made final presentations in mid-July.

Selecting a new long-term agency partner with the depth, expertise and passion to help us advance the United brand is one of the most important marketing decisions we have made since closing the merger of United and Continental, said Mark Bergsrud, senior vice president of marketing. We are excited to work with mcgarrybowen to develop a marketing communications program that will enable us to tell the story of the new United.

New York-based Bajkowski + Partners LLC managed the integrated agency search. Sponsorship marketing, loyalty marketing, CRM and public relations were not part of the review.

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