WPP wins Emirates global account

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The network has assembled a team from across its agencies to support the Dubai-based airline

Emirates has appointed an interdisciplinary WPP team to handle its global branding and creative account.

Team Air will bring together staff from Grey’s London and New York offices, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, Geometry Global, Hogarth and TNS.

Chris Hunton will run Team Air. He was most recently the head of Team Land Rover at WPP. Land Rover moved its global digital and creative business to Spark44 in March.

Grey London and Grey New York have started developing brand communications for Emirates, while RKCR/Y&R’s first work will be around the Rugby World Cup, of which the airline is a global partner.

Emirates began its branding and creative review last year. Before that, it worked with Nomads from 2013.

According to Boutros Boutros, Emirates' divisional senior vice president, corporate communications, marketing and brand, "Team Air offers a unique collection of creative and branding skills that was custom-made to meet our needs."

This article first appeared on campaignlive.co.uk.