MSQ Partners appointed as pan-European content agency for Hertz

Advertising, Business

MSQ Partner agencies, Stack and Smarts Communicate, have been appointed as the joint pan-European content agency for Hertz. They won the account following a competitive six-way pitch.

Stack, specialists in customer acquisition and engagement, will work with Smarts Communicate, the PR & content agency, to offer a truly integrated approach to the brand. This recent appointment demonstrates MSQ’s multi-award winning methodology for aligning content programmes with an overarching brand strategy.

A full 360 service team, they will lead the brand’s global content strategy, developing creative campaigns and content creation across all owned, earned and paid channels.

As Hertz’s central agency, one of the team’s key roles will be to lead key international markets and their agencies. Working closely with markets such as France, Germany, Italy and Spain, the team will produce a centralized marketing communications plan, offering ongoing support and brand guardianship to deliver a seamless campaign.

Hertz Senior Brand & Communications Manager, Paul Wareham: 

We want rich content that not only engages our audience, but also drives business performance. We believe that the Stack and Smarts Communicate teams are just the people to do it. Their pitch stood out strategically and creatively. This is a team who really understands our ambitions and what we need to do to achieve them.

Peter Reid, CEO, MSQ Partners: 

Hertz is one of the most recognized brands in the world. They invented the car rental category and we are looking forward to working with them to reinvent it. We have put together a brilliant team from two of our MSQ agencies, Stack and Smarts Communicate, to ensure that the global team get best in class service across every part of this brief and beyond.

MSQ Partners is a group of creative agencies with 25 international offices. It comprises six agencies in total, spanning advertising, public relations, direct and digital marketing, design and brand strategy and B2B, and is the fastest growing multi-disciplinary group in the UK. Clients are offered the choice of working with individual agencies or with a multi-disciplinary team designed around their specific needs. Unique to an international group of our scale and reach, our 70 most senior employees are all shareholders in the group, providing a strong incentive for effective collaboration across agencies.