Lenovo awards We Are Social global social media contract

We Are Social will handle the social media for Lenovo

PC manufacturer Lenovo has selected We Are Social as its global social media agency of record, following a competitive four-way pitch.

We Are Social will now manage Lenovo’s social media activities worldwide, with the strategic partnership being led from the agency’s offices in Singapore and New York. The agency has also been tasked with providing strategic support and advice to the company’s in-house social media team.

We Are Social are also set to collaborate with internal teams to create a calendar of relevant content for Lenovo, recommend and implement suitable metrics and measurement tools, support global product launches using social media, and provide a full crisis management consultancy service.

Social media activity from the brand is set to tie-in with its larger marketing strategy, co-ordinated with the company’s above-the-line, PR and retail/experiential agencies.

Digital and social centre of excellence director for Lenovo, Rod Strother, commented: “We were particularly drawn to We Are Social's dedicated social media offering. Their team lives and breathes conversational marketing, and at the same time they understand the importance of weaving social media into the heart of an integrated marketing approach.

“Their insights and strategic approach will be hugely valuable to us as we move forward with our vision for Social Media within Lenovo.”

Nathan McDonald, global managing partner of We Are Social, added: “Lenovo is a pioneering technology brand, and the scope of its social media brief reflects this. This really is a full-scale social media programme – everything from campaigns to research; content creation to crisis management. We’re thrilled to be able to harness the full power of We Are Social’s global network to enable us to offer this kind of service to clients.”

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Gillian West

Gillian West is The Drum’s social media manager and works to ensure The Drum’s content reaches followers across platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram in an engaging, relevant and timely manner. Based in Glasgow, she has been actively involved in building The Drum’s Creative Works brand for over three years now and has interviewed major creative figures including Rankin, Peter Souter, Rosie Arnold, Bob Greenberg and Vicki Maguire. During her time at The Drum she has attended events such as Cannes Lions, the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Art Director’s Club Europe, D&AD and more.

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