BLK J Singapore wins Scoot account following a review process involving up to 20 agencies

Scoot.jpgScoot has appointed independent agency, BLK J Singapore, as its creative agency of record after a three-month-long selection process that saw 20 agencies involved in the pitch.

Post its merger with Tigerair Singapore earlier this year, Scoot's network has grown significantly, with 62 destinations across 16 countries, with Honolulu, Kuantan and Berlin due to join the network soon. Given the huge growth in scale and the unique challenges posed by the vastly different geographies, it was time to seek fresh creative strategies and ideas for the brand.

Three Singapore agencies, TribalDDB, BBDO and BLK J made it to the final round of presentation and BLK J emerged as the most suitable partner for Scoot.
The Scoot team picked the independent agency based on the strength of their creative idea for the Scoot brand and adaptation for Scoot's key markets. BLK J also went beyond the brief and proposed ideas for the brand's long-term growth.

The Scoot team's first step was to initiate conversations with as many as 20 agencies with potential - agencies whose recent work the team admired, agencies deemed to have working cultures and aspirations aligned with Scoot's, and on whose growth Scoot could positively impact. One week before the final presentation, a surprise social media challenge was also sprung on the agencies. Besides being a test of the agency's adaptability and ability to work under tight deadlines, this challenge also served as a chemistry test for the agency team servicing Scoot on a day-to-day basis.

Rowena Bhagchandani, Joji Jacob, Khalid Osman, Lester Lee.jpgScoot VP Marketing Jacqueline Loh said,: "In conceptualising the pitch process, we endeavoured to keep it fun and authentic, and have the agencies experience not only the Scootitude that we are known for, but also what it was like to work with the Scoot team on a daily basis. To avoid wasting the agencies' time and resources, we were careful to invite only those with whom we felt aligned in terms of aspirations and values to submit an actual pitch. We are happy to declare BLK J as our creative agency of record and can't wait to work with them to take the Scoot brand and business forward as we continue to expand our global network."

CEO and Co-founder of BLK J, Rowena Bhagchandani (pictured above on left with the BLK J team) said: "We are thrilled beyond words to be partnering one of Asia's fastest growing brands. These three months have helped us gain an understanding of and respect for the brand and the Scoot team. Like the BLK J team, all they want to create is great work that shifts the market. We look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with Scoot."

BLK J will commence working on Scoot's account from 1 January 2018, for a period of 27 months with an option to extend.

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