Always Marketing Services, one of China’s leading field and shopper marketing company, has agreed to acquire 3ree, an integrated marketing company based in Singapore. 3ree offers event management, sourcing and production of marketing premiums, project management for exhibitions and activations, and design and creative services, as well as digital marketing.
Always set up offices in Taiwan and Singapore in 2013. 3ree will be a part of Always Singapore, and together, will serve as a hub for regional expansion. 3ree which was founded in 2010 by Tan Li Li and Isabel Cheong, has implemented projects in key Asian markets, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Japan, Korea and Australia, for a wide range of clients, including Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electronic, Seagate and StarHub.
Meanwhile Always Marketing Services, which is majority-owned by J. Walter Thompson, offers trade marketing, including merchandiser management and retail audit; retail marketing, including promoter management, in-store activation and retail environment designs; as well as shopper marketing, including point of sale design, events and road shows, as well as premium design and production.
“Our partnership with 3ree represents our confidence in the Always field marketing proposition, not only in China but across Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. We are very proud of Always’ unique ability to deliver pioneering solutions to clients of “scale management” through its unrivaled execution network. 3ree will be a critical new addition to this capability,” said Tom Doctoroff (pictured), CEO of J. Walter Thompson Asia Pacific.
“I am so happy to have 3ree in the Always Group. I strongly believe that 3ree will be the turbo engine to speed up our Asia expansion plan,” said Cai Hua, Founder and Chairman of Always.