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HVMO wins Phoenix Petroleum

Havas Media Ortega (HVMO) has won the advertising account of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, the country’s leading independent and fast growing oil company. The agency group will handle the media planning and buying business of the brand along with the creative services. HVMO was handed the account without a pitch process.

Talking about the new partnership, Celina I. Matias, brand and marketing manager of Phoenix Petroleum stated, “We were impressed by HVMO’s capabilities as a whole. HVMO may be a young company, but the talent, track record and proven expertise of the team was more than enough to convince us. Phoenix Petroleum puts a high value on relationship and integrity, and is fully confident that the agency’s mix of decorated, seasoned veterans and their passion for creating great work will make for a long-lasting, fruitful partnership.” Phoenix Petroleum has achieved remarkable growth in the past years. In 2007, Phoenix was the 473rd largest corporation in the country based on revenue and in 2012 it has become the 84th largest company. Phoenix has also expanded its network of stations from 32 stations in 2007 to 250 this year.

Now the company is gearing up to further improve its brand identity and recall. In 2013, the company is expecting a growing retail network with more and more Phoenix mega-stations. The new units will offer modern conveniences beyond fuel ranging from retail shops to convenience stores, auto services and money transfer to go with ATM, credit card facility, service bay and clean and air-conditioned restrooms.

Commenting on the win, Tony Sarmiento III, chief collaborator at HVMO said, “This is an unprecedented win for HVMO as a whole as Phoenix Petroleum chose to hand us the account based on HVMO’s capabilities in both Media AOR and creative strength. We’re excited to be partnered up with the number 1 Filipino Independent Oil Company and look forward to doing some awesome, effective work with them.”