ibis appoints Splendid Communications as PR and social media agency

Splendid Communications has won ibis, AccorHotel’s economy hotel chain, via a competitive pitch process.

The agency will manage the press office for ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget and deliver content creation for the ibis UK social channels.

The team will be helping to generate brand awareness through creative campaigns bringing to life the brand’s positioning as an economy hotel that focuses on differentiation in the customer experience, simplicity, modernity and wellbeing. They will leverage the existing UK hotel network as well as developing communications plans for new openings across all ibis brands.

The Splendid Communications team will be led by Sophie Hayes, PR senior account director and Lucinda Blencowe, digital account director.

Jennifer Cole, PR Director, AccorHotels, comments, “We take a 360 degree approach to all our work and were looking for a dynamic agency who aligns with our integrated visions, thinking beyond one communication channel.

“Splendid Communications presented an impressive pitch, taking on board our brand values and positioning, illustrating strategic thinking with creative ideas, all of which were routed in real world insights.”

Alec Samways, CEO, Splendid Communications says, “Our ambition is to position ibis as the benchmark in the budget hotel category and we’re committed to developing ideas with our people first approach to ensure they thrive in the real world, where the brand lives and breathes. We’re delighted to be working on brand with such an integrated approach to communications and look forward to developing campaigns with the ibis team.”

The agency begins work immediately.

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