Pizza Hut Middle East consolidates its GCC media with Mindshare UAE

Mindshare UAE announced that Pizza Hut, part of the Yum! Brands, has appointed Mindshare as their agency of record after a comprehensive pitch process.

  
The sign at a Pizza Hut location, which is owned by Yum Brands Inc, is pictured ahead of their company results in Pasadena, California U.S., July 11, 2016.

The sign at a Pizza Hut location, which is owned by Yum Brands Inc, is pictured ahead of their company results in Pasadena, California U.S., July 11, 2016.

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Mindshare UAE today announced that Pizza Hut, part of the Yum! Brands, has appointed Mindshare as their agency of record after a comprehensive pitch process. The selection has coincided with a consolidation of both traditional and digital media within one agency.

Pankaj Batra, Chief Brand Officer, Pizza Hut (Middle East, Turkey & Africa)stated "We are excited by Mindshare's appointment as our media agency and look forward to leveraging their partnership with Pizza Hut in other markets across the world, to build a stronger performance led media strategy in the GCC region. Pizza Hut is the undisputed pizza leader virtually across all GCC markets and with Mindshare's support, we look to dominate the eating out category."

Zahi Lawand, Head of Mindshare Dubai is delighted to welcome Pizza Hut onboard as a new partner. "Winning this business was definitely a team effort, and one where building performance at the heart of our overall strategy was paramount. We look forward to building the GCC business growth together. The onboarding starts as of now, so we definitely living up to one of our core values speed, provocation and collaboration"

Mindshare is no stranger to the Yum! Business, as it currently supports Pizza Hut and/or KFC business in several markets. The network of experience expanding even further if one includes other GroupM agencies.

"It is an exciting time for us to work with Pizza Hut, through rigorous planning matched with innovation, shared learnings and a passionate integrated team will deliver Pizza Hut's growth goals. In these challenging, rapidly changing times - the real need of the hour is adaptive marketing in real time - and this is our promise" Says Ravi Rao, CEO of Mindshare MENA.

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