News — 26 Sep 2018
By Leagas Delaney

Leagas Delaney wins creative account for Chivas Brothers Ballantine’s Prestige Scotch whisky

Independent global creative agency Leagas Delaney today announces that it has been appointed as one of the global creative agencies for Chivas Brothers’ flagship whisky brand Ballantine’s, with specific focus on their Prestige Range. Leagas Delaney will work with Ballantine’s to attract a younger audience and grow its market share in key markets, building on Pernod Ricard’s strong financial results from its whisky portfolio in August. Ballantine’s, founded in 1827, is the world’s second highest selling Scotch whisky.

The announcement comes as new market research predicts compound growth of 5.3% for the global whisky market in the next five years. The first campaign will launch in 2019, focusing on key Asian markets and global travel retail, incorporating video, OOH, POS, social and digital.

Mathieu Deslandes, Director of Marketing for Chivas Brothers Prestige Brands, said, “Leagas Delaney is as uncompromising with their creative work as we are with our Scotch, with a history of producing compelling, standout work for heritage brands like ours. Their understanding of our business goals and ideas that reflect our needs are a great match and we can’t wait to get to work telling our story.”

Fergus Hay, CEO at Leagas Delaney said, “Ballantine’s has a significant global presence and the most extensive range of quality scotch whisky in the world. Our challenge for a brand with such heritage isn’t to raise awareness of Ballantine’s quality, but help define what their Prestige Range stand for to a younger, discerning audience. We’re confident we have ideas that can help change their business and we’re looking forward to working with them to turn those ideas into a reality.”