Global brand services agency
Tag relaunched today, incorporating the marketing services arm of its parent company Williams Lea. WL agreed to buy Tag in 2011 for an undisclosed sum. The agency also said that John Paulson, formerly
CEO of the Americas, has been appointed global CEO of Tag, based in New York.
Tag manages and implements global communications campaigns for brands and their creative partners, including
agencies that are not part of the big holding companies and don’t have their own global distribution networks.
The shop claims expertise across all marketing channels-- including
digital, TV, print, out-of-home advertising, direct mail, point-of-sale material and packaging. Tag’s clients include 47 of the top 500 brands. The agency has 2,000 employees in about 40
“We’re not looking to do the big ideas” that form the core of strategic marketing or advertising campaigns, Paulson said of Tag. Instead, the agency helps with
the logistics, procurement, production and distribution of those campaigns through its worldwide network of offices.
Combining WL’s marketing services unit with the Tag offering,
added Paulson, “is an important step in evolving our offer, growing our business and delivering better, more cost-effective services for our clients.” WL’s contribution includes
print management and strategic sourcing expertise.
With its marketing services operation now realigned with Tag, WL will continue to offer its consulting and other core business services to
clients in the financial, legal, professional services and government sectors.