Absolut®, Chivas Regal®, Kahlúa®, Jameson® and Malibu® Name República Agency of Record for Second Year

República, one of the nation’s fastest growing advertising, branding, digital media, communications and promotions companies, announced it has been retained for the second consecutive year as the agency of record for Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail (PRATR), one of the world’s leading premium spirits and wine companies. The agency, which began working with PRATR in 2009, has been instrumental in developing strategic promotional campaigns throughout the Western Hemisphere in the Travel Retail channel. República has successfully executed multi-faceted programs including, duty-free, on-premise and off-premise events and promotions throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. República also handles corporate branding and communications for the company.

PRATR is part of the Pernod Ricard group of companies, which sell, distribute, and produce premium wines and spirits worldwide. As its strategic agency partner, República handles marketing and promotions efforts for numerous brands in the company’s portfolio including ABSOLUT® Vodka, Ballantine’s®, Beefeater® Gin, Brandcott Estate, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, G.H. Mumm™, Jacob’s Creek®, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Kahlúa®, Malibu® Caribbean Rum, Martell™ Cognac, Mumm Napa® wines, Pernod®, Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, Ricard®, and The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

“We’re proud of the continued success of our partnership with Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail as we communicate the message of these beloved consumer spirits throughout the Western Hemisphere,” said Jorge A. Plasencia, chairman and CEO of República. “We look forward to continue working together to develop strategic promotions, as we elevate brand awareness and consumer engagement strategies for their portfolio of premium brands.”

In this second year of partnership, República has also been tapped to spearhead all communications efforts for Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky’s sponsorship of the 2011 Antigua Sailing Week.

“República is an exciting agency that has a deep understanding of market dynamics and intrinsic expertise both in the United States and throughout the hemisphere,” said Quique Girones, Vice President, Travel Retail Marketing, Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail. “Their award-winning creative, coupled with the strategic counsel of the agency’s leadership team, have been paramount over the past year to enhance our brand as we continue to expand our diverse spirits portfolio in the U.S. and abroad.”

Founded in 2006, by Jorge A. Plasencia and Luis Casamayor, República is an advertising, branding, digital media, communications and promotions company. República’s diverse stable of clients includes some of the world’s most important brands. The company is based in Miami with satellite offices in New York, San Juan, Washington, DC and Orlando. To learn more about República, please visit www.republica.net