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Creative Edge partners with global agency FCB

# FCB (Foote, Cone, and Belding) is a global, fully integrated marketing communications company with a heritage of creativity spanning 150 years; # FCB is part of global marketing solutions provider, Interpublic Group (IPG); # Creative Edge’s partnership with FCB will enable it to accelerate next-level client engagement and improve efficiencies; # It is a great pivot towards refreshing its client value proposition with the introduction of cutting-edge solutions, powered by world-standard tools for strategy formation; # This partnership comes into effect on April 2, 2023.

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Marketing communications agency, Creative Edge, announces its partnership with FCB (Foote, Cone, and Belding), a global, fully integrated marketing communications company with a heritage of creativity spanning 150 years. FCB has an 8,000-strong team in more than 120 offices across 80 countries and has been operating on the African continent for close to a century. It is also a company within the Interpublic Group (IPG), an award-winning, global provider of marketing solutions.

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As an affiliate of FCB in Kenya, Creative Edge, now transitioning to become Creative FCB, will represent the global agency in the country with the intention being to become an FCB centre of excellence for the FCB Africa regional network.

Making the announcement, Creative FCB Chief Executive Officer, Ms Prital PATEL, says:

“This partnership will enable us to merge synergies and introduce even more cutting-edge solutions to our clients, take on more regional clientele, and consequently become that future-fit marketing communications partner that is fully cognisant of client dynamics in a post-COVID global economy.” 

With over 300 marketing campaigns under its belt and with more than twenty local and international awards in its arsenal, Creative Edge is one of Kenya’s long-running homegrown agencies that has been in the market for more than 25 years.

New Logo - Creative FCB - Bizna Kenya
New Logo – Creative FCB – Bizna Kenya

Internet Advertising Overtakes TV, Newspaper, and RadioThe Group Chief Executive Officer of FCB Africa, Mr Thabang SKWAMBANE, says:

“Creative FCB brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our network, perfectly capturing the rich and diverse cultural nuances of East Africa.With their innovative ideas, dynamic storytelling, and deep understanding of the local market, we are confident that they will elevate our client’s brands and deliver outstanding results.”

Ms PATEL adds: 

“As Creative Edge transitions into Creative FCB, this change in global affiliation will enable us to accelerate our collaborative strengths, thus expediting the production of stellar creative solutions towards ongoing and future projects.

We will also be accelerating next-level client engagement and improving efficiencies; a great pivot towards refreshing our value proposition to our clients with the introduction of world standard tools on strategy formation.” 

Creative FCB, will, in the long-term, begin to position itself for the regional market as a provider of quality marketing communications solutions with a focus on, among other areas: advertising, digital, data analytics, strategic planning, integrated production, direct marketing, and CRM, as well as web/tech.  

Ms PATEL concludes: 

“This change in global affiliation is a strategic opportunity to renew our promise to our people and our clients, reframe our stories, and readjust our approach, to ensure that we deliver our best work yet.”

Creative Edge was previously affiliated with the marketing communications company VMLY&R.

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