The Integer Group® Bolsters Retail and Shopper Marketing Offering with Launch of a New Division
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Tuesday April 23, 2013 – The Integer Group® in China today announced the launch of its new ‘Insight & Strategy (I&S)’ division, a dedicated unit within Integer China focused on understanding shopper behavior, drivers of behavior and how to change consumer behavior to benefit clients.
I&S will become home to Integer’s leading strategic planners, marketing researchers and analysts. Since its inception in 2007, Integer China has grown into a leading retail and shopper marketing agency with 45 experts servicing world-class brands such as Mars, Wrigley, Pepsi, Gillette, Michelin and adidas, with operations in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Beijing.
Additionally, Emmanuel Sabbagh joins Integer China as Director of I&S. Sabbagh joins the team in Shanghai from TBWA\Paris where he led strategy posts servicing retail clients such as McDonald’s, Michelin and Nissan. He is a graduate of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). Emmanuel will help build the I&S division for Integer China and lead integrated strategy for Integer and TBWA\Shanghai’s joint Michelin business.
“Our clients are doing business in an increasingly multi-channel retail environment, said Mike Chou, Managing Director of Integer China. “With I&S we have a deeper, more disciplined approach in examining behaviors and excavating insights to help us develop smarter shopper programs and yield better results.”
Sabbagh added, “To succeed, brands must capture shoppers before they enter the store and activate all drivers along their journey to influence purchase decisions.”
“Building and fostering the I&S discipline will be key to Integer becoming the most iconic retail and shopper marketing agency in China,” said Ian Thubron, President of TBWA\Greater China.