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VML Singapore gets ION Orchard’s social media mandate

VML Singapore has been named the social media agency of record for Singapore’s luxury mall and retail destination, ION Orchard, for a period of 12 months, starting July 2017. The agency will support ION Orchard across all aspects of its social strategy, including content planning and asset development, community management, reporting and analytics, as well as strategic campaigns and related events.

ION Orchard is best known for its award-winning design, commitment to the arts, and for having a tenant mix that includes international and local favorites. Bringing flagship, concept and lifestyle stores of the best brands under one roof, the eight-storey development totals 66,000 square meters of retail space.

In times of abundant choice, providing customer service that extends well beyond the walls of brick and mortar stores is key to customer engagement and loyalty. With an aim to strengthen the brand’s identity through its social media channels to remain game changers in the industry, VML Singapore will develop strategies that increase top-of-mind awareness for ION Orchard among its target audience, and reaffirm its positioning as the destination of choice for both locals and tourists.

Tripti Lochan, CEO of VML in Southeast Asia and India said, “We are incredibly honored to partner with a brand as vibrant and inspiring as ION Orchard, as it makes waves in retail innovation. Consumers rely on digital for everything – from deal hunting to location mapping and information gathering when it comes to shopping these days. We look forward to helping ION Orchard join the dots for their consumers through the powerful use of their social channels that encompasses pre-shopping trip research to post check-out customer services.”

“ION Orchard has very digital-savvy and socially-connected shoppers. We are excited to work with VML to explore new technologies and digital experiences which can translate to enhanced shopper experiences for our customers,” said Chris Chong, CEO Orchard Turn Retail Investment Pte Ltd.