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Pret A Manger Appoints VCCP as Lead Global Agency

VCCP will support Pret’s ongoing transformation into a fully omni-channel business, designed to 'bring Pret to more people'

Pret A Manger Appoints VCCP as Lead Global Agency

Pret A Manger has appointed VCCP as its first global integrated communications agency. Following a creative tender launched in March 2021, VCCP has been appointed to support Pret’s ongoing transformation into a fully omni-channel business, with the goal of “bringing Pret to more people”.

VCCP is an international integrated communications network with seven offices worldwide. As Pret’s first full service global partner agency they will deliver international campaigns across Pret’s markets in Europe, Asia and across the US.

The appointment marks a shift in Pret’s brand and communications strategy, with a growing focus on digital communications and omni-channel campaigning. Since May 2020, Pret has accelerated a strategy to help the brand reach a wider range of customers across all markets. Pret has fundamentally transformed its business model, establishing new trading channels which are providing new revenue streams.

VCCP’s world-class creative expertise, challenger attitude and end-to-end approach makes them the perfect partner to support Pret’s transition away from a “shops first” business and they will be responsible for leading on global integrated communications campaigns.

Within the last year, Pret has successfully launched the UK’s first in-shop Pret Coffee Subscription service and brought to market a new “Pret at Home” range available through leading retailers in the UK and France. Delivery partners have been introduced in every market and continue to perform strongly. Meanwhile Pret is continuing to expand its digital offering, launching new click and collect trials in London and Manchester and an app in the UK and US.

Dan Burdett, Chief Customer and Growth Officer at Pret A Manger said: “We launched this pitch process with the aim of finding an agency with the capabilities to match our values and our ambitions to bring Pret to people wherever they may be living, working, or traveling. VCCP has a track record of delivering fantastic creative work and will bring a holistic approach to our marketing, making them the perfect partner to help us communicate with customers as a truly omnichannel business. We look forward to continuing this pace of innovation with the support of VCCP with their advanced digital and creative expertise.”

Adrian Coleman, Founder and Group CEO of VCCP added: “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Pret to fulfil their global ambitions, both commercially and creatively as they embark on an exciting new direction for the business. A fabric of the nation brand that shares our motto that it only works, if it all works is a thrilling prospect and we look forward to helping them bring more of what people love about Pret, to more people.”

VCCP’s appointment takes immediate effect.

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